Doses of radiation after the accident at Fukushima in Japan were lower than the norms

The World Health Organization on Wednesday issued a report, which contains evaluation level radiation doses after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant "Fukushima" in Japan: the results of the study, the level of active doses of radiation virtually the entire country below international standards and "very low" in other countries.

The main purpose of the study — to evaluate the global level of the potential effects of the disaster on human health in the first year after the accident at the nuclear power plant. The study covers data on infants, children and adults living in Fukushima prefecture, in neighboring areas in other parts of Japan, in the neighboring countries and the rest of the world.

It concludes that the level of radiation doses received by people throughout Japan, except for two areas in Fukushima prefecture, is located below the internationally established standards and "very low" in neighboring countries.

According to WHO experts, the total effective dose of radiation in these two places in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in the range of 10 to 50 millisieverts (mSv).

In other parts of Fukushima prefecture level of effective radiation dose of 10.1 mSv.

The same in other regions of the country is in the range of 0.1 to 1 mSv. Elsewhere in the world people received effective doses of radiation below, and most are much lower than 0.01 mSv.

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