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Low levels of radiation found in California and Washington milk ~ what would you do?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Low levels of radiation have turned up in milk samples from two West Coast states, including California.


Traces of radioactive Iodine-131 were found in milk in California and Washington, according to federal and state authorities who are monitoring for contamination as the nuclear crisis unfolds in Japan. But the officials say the levels are still 5,000 times below levels of concern and do not represent a public health threat.



Asked by tasches at 4:06 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • We all knew it would affect milk before anything else. I would say is someone is very worried stock up on milk and freeze it.

    Answer by gemgem at 4:20 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • The gov is never gonna say something is harmful because they don't want to cause panic and they don't want people to stop buying certain things. They "approve" things for us to eat and consume every day that is KNOWN to cause cancer. Cigarettes, artificial preservatives, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors. Oh yeah- and they allow a certain percentage of rodent hair and droppings to pass through our foods too.


    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 7:54 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I live in washington so we read the article earlier. the levels that are found in it right now are about the same as you would get if you flew a five hour flight. and thats not just in like one cup either so its not like its harmful. if it was they would recall it.
    anyway, i'm not that concerned because we checked our milk and its from arkansas.... soooo

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 4:11 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • if your concerned about the radiation you should see all the other shit that is i milk GROSS i will not drink it unless it is from a free range neighborhood farm.. i dont live by one so i will not drink it!

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 4:08 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • It's sad, eventually it will be found in milk, meat, produce & vegetable all over the USA. This is not a good thing especially for our kids. Freezing things is not a bad idea!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:58 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • We do not comsume much milk at all in my house. The common protein added to it (casein) is linked to MANY different diseases, disorders, and allergies. We drink almond milk...almond's are extraordinarily healthy.

    Answer by Renee3K at 7:01 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Not shocked.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 1:39 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • vegetable = vegetables (sp) sorry

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:59 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • ***consume

    Answer by Renee3K at 7:02 PM on Mar. 31, 2011