The Asashi Newspaper reports radiation that exceed government standards were discovered in vegetables grown in Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefecture. Milk with trace amounts of radiation was discovered in Fukushima. The government is asking these areas to cease produce shipments.
This has led to concern abroad about Japan’s food supply, with some country carefully examining all food imported from Japan. Brain Age floating head Dr Ryuta Kawashima isn’t too worried.
According to radiologists, even though the amount of radiation is higher than allowed, it’s still so low that it won’t impact humans.
The same goes for the levels of radiation in Japan. As Dr. Kawashima explains, “At the current levels of radiation, if you were to keep basking in the outside air for a whole month, it would do less damage to your health than a single pack of cigarettes.” So… smoke if you got ’em?
What’s more, he doesn’t seem concerned about the spinach or the milk, telling those who are thinking of trashing their spinach or milk to pass some his way. “I’ll gobble down the spinach and even guzzle the milk,” he writes, “because I know it will have no effect on my life span.”
Dr Ryuta Kawashima rocked to fame with the release of Brain Age in 2005. A graduate of Tohoku University’s medical school, Dr. Kawashima is currently a tenured professor at his alma matter, studying neurophysiology. Tohoku University is located in Sendai, one of the areas hit hardest by the earthquake and tsunami. Good to hear he’s OK.
Republished from Kotaku