Tap water in Tokyo weathered two times on top of the limits for radioactive iodine careful safe for infants, officials said Wednesday amid growing concerns about food security in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant.
Levels of radioactive iodine in tap water at a water handling center in city center Tokyo that supplies much of the city's tap water limited 210 Becquerel’s per liter of iodine-131, administrators from the Tokyo Water Bureau said at a news symposium.
That amount is more than two times the optional limit of 100 Becquerel per liter for infants, the most vulnerable segment of the populace. Babies in Tokyo should not be fed tap water even though the level is not an urgent health risk for adults, officials said.
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