Friday, April 1, 2011

Japan & Radiation Safety

The Virginina Department of Health following the lead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers information in four specific areas: 1. Screening procedures for individuals returning from Japan 2. Travel guidance for humanitarian volunteers 3. Screening procedures for food products from Japan 4. Environmental monitoring/Potassium Iodide Please note: Monitoring by EPA reveals no evidence of concerning levels of radiation in the United States. Therefore there is no reason for individuals in the US to take potassium iodide. Its best to take guidance on matters of science from science based organizations. For more info:

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