Top 50 radiation-contaminated foods in Japan 2011

Measuring radiation in Japan Japan’s national provisional safety limit for levels of radioactive cesium in food is 500 becquerels per kilogram. Let’s Japan reviewed food-test data issued by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare covering the period from March 1, 2011 – Dec. 21, 2011.

 

Highest becquerels per kilogram levels

    Becquerels/kg
    Cesium-134 Cesium-137
1. Spinach 20,000 20,000
2. Hatsutake ♦ 8000 11,000
3. Sand lance ◊ 7100 7300
4. Broccoli 7000 6900
5. Shiitake ♦ (dried) 6940 6940
6. Shiitake ♦ (outdoor) 6400 6600
7. Beef 4350 4350
8. Shiitake ♦ (log-grown) 3600 3600
9. Unrefined tea leaf 3000 3000
10. Ayu ◊ 2100 2300
11. Parsley 2100 2110
12. Turnip 2000 2100
13. Komatsuna † 1700 1700
14. Japanese mitten crab 1600 1700
15. Bamboo shoot 1500 1600
16. Maitake ♦ 1300 1500
17. Cabbage 1300 1400
18. Yuzu ‡ 1100 1300
19. Refined tea leaf 959 1170
20. Chestnuts 940 1100
21. Pacific cod 800 800
22. Sea urchin 640 640
23. Wakame seaweed 590 610
24. Hijiki seaweed 510 590
25. Goya † 440 580
26. Kakina † 555 555
27. Stone flounder 480 550
28. Cherry salmon 480 510
29. Mizuna† 450 460
30. Japanese smelt 410 460
31. Hatake-shimeji ♦ 380 440
32. Greenling fish 380 400
33. Ume ‡ 360 400
34. Japanese seabass 300 370
35. Blue mussel 310 340
36. Wheat 310 320
37. Pomegranate 250 310
38. Righteye flounder 240 290
39. Sea cucumber 260 270
40. Naratake ♦ 128 155
41. Nameko ♦ (log-grown) 171 134
42. Oyster 88 120
43. Fugu ◊ 77 95
44. Rice 79 84
45. Buckwheat 71 78
46. Pacific cod 65 77
47. Kiwfruit 48 69
48. Conger 44 63
49. Sweet potato 39 41
50. Horse mackerel 29 38
key ◊ fish    
  ‡ fruit    
  † vegetable    
  ♦ mushroom Japanese mushrooms

Farmers protest radioactive cabbage JapanCheckpoint at Minamisoma-Fukushima near Fukushima Japan March 2011

 

Fukushima relief effort-fundraiser JapanTsunami destruction March 2011 Japan

 

photosradiation measurement; cabbage protesters; checkpoint Minamisoma Fukushima; Fukushima relief effort fundraiser; tsunami destruction; produce-stand
Vegetables on display at produce stand green grocer in Japan

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