Physician: Canadian gov’t withholding testing data; “Less confident about eating Pacific seafood now” — Top Scientist: “Sense of potential widespread disaster” from Fukushima

Monday, January 20, 2014
By Paul Martin
January 20th, 2014

The Province, Jan. 19, 2014: “Answers to your questions about Fukushima radiation”

Local scientific testing of seafood is being done […] Oregon State University and [NOAA] tested 70 pounds of tuna caught off the U.S. west coast and found trace amounts of Fukushima radiation […] OSU’s Delvan Neville, a co-investigator on the project said: “To increase their normal annual dosage of radiation by just one per cent, a person would have to eat more than 4,000 pounds of the highest (radiation) level albacore we’ve seen.”

[This lone example of seafood testing took place in 2012. Another OSU study stated, “Radionuclides will gradually spread to the US West Coast waters after a suitable period of time, with the possibility of affecting food quality throughout the food web (including humans).”]
Dr. Erica Frank, a physician and public health expert at UBC, has heard the fears around seafood and wishes the Canadian government would do a better job communicating with the public. “My assessment is that right now, public alarm is greater than actual public health risk,” she said, adding that she has been trying to get food testing data from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for more than a year. She said that after Fukushima, she feels less confident about eating Pacific seafood now, and has completely stopped eating any seafood from Asia.

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