More than 80% of blueberries on Moscow shelves emits radiation

Over 80% of blueberry on trial specialists city veterinary laboratory in Moscow counters, emits radiation. During the first half of the summer in radiology department of laboratory samples taken 43 blueberries. In 38 of them have exceeded the maximum permissible concentration of the radionuclide cesium-137.

Since the beginning of 2011 the capital veterinary experts are not allowed in the Moscow market of 400 kg and 166 kg of blueberries cranberries in excess of the maximum permissible concentrations of cesium-137. This element is considered the most dangerous radioactive substance to humans. Its good to absorb plant, it is rapidly absorbed in the intestine and can accumulate in the body. Most of the radioactive products come from Belarus, Tver, Vladimir and Vologda regions. The most active of wild berries absorb radionuclides blueberries, blueberries and cranberries, according to the website of Moscow Veterinary Committee.

In appearance and taste infected berry is no different from the net. To recognize radiation-contaminated berries Veterinary experts use special precision instruments — dosimeters and radiometer-spectrometer, reports "Gazeta.ru".

Muscovites and visitors are advised not to buy wild berries from the street stalls, where the goods are not always subject to mandatory animal health expertise. If the buyer doubts the reliability of the product, it may require the seller health laboratory concluded the market about the quality of berries. "The conclusion is issued for each consignment of products and demonstrated its security," — added to the committee.

In July last year, the Moscow Veterinary Committee reported that since the beginning of 2010 in Moscow markets and fairs weekend was not approved for sale and seized nearly 900 kg of radioactive berries. In particular, they said the seizure of 772 kg and 117.5 kg of blueberries cranberries in excess of the maximum allowable concentration of cesium-137. "This wild berry came from Belarus, Vladimir and Bryansk regions", — says the committee. In particular, from the Bryansk region in Moscow brought 107.5 kg of radioactive berries, reports "Utro.ru."

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