The spread of radioactive material just kilometres away from their source has its consequences. It doesn't just sit in the dirt - it finds its way into human bodies. And now it's in their pee.
Japanese government and hospital workers conducted the study, which found radioactive levels of up to 3 millisieverts residents' urine up to 40km away from the reactor, stemming from both damaging cesium and iodine isotopes. "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said a professor from Hiroshima University. So, in other words, it won't be a problem for the residents of Fukushima if they stop living in Fukushima. [Japan Times via BI]