Set the source of increased radioactive iodine in Europe Danger Zone
In the first half of November 2011 an increase of radioactive iodine in the atmosphere has been found in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. According to the IAEA, the source of increased iodine is a Hungarian research institute. Institute of Isotopes in Budapest produces radioactive isotopes for industrial and research purposes, and for health care.
Release of iodine occurred in the period from 8 to 16 November, but the causes are still unknown. Institute chief Michal Lakatos said that the radiation level in Budapest a little higher than those in other countries. Independent experts believe that the concentration of radioactive iodine is too small to have a significant impact on human health.