Re: Out to get Dominique?
Originally Posted by AnnieS
I think I have made this point already from your article :
"Dr Andrew Wadge, the FSA's director of food safety, said: "Even at the maximum concentrations found by Greenpeace, a person would have to eat 700 portions of salmon a day for a year to reach the annual permitted EU radiation dose."
But on checking, your article is from 2003
You trust government over greenpeace? Okay
Figure 2.5 also provides trend information over time (2004
– 2014) for a number of other permitted radionuclides
and activity concentrations in food. Liquid discharges
of uranium radionuclides steadily decreased (and other
discharges to a lesser extent) over the whole period, whilst
technetium-99 discharges generally decreased overall
(but peaked in 2012). Caesium-137 concentrations in
flounder and salmon showed variations between years
and this was most likely due to natural changes in the
environment. Concentrations of technetium-99 in shrimps
generally declined over the whole period, consistent with
the reduction in technetium-99 discharges from Sellafield.
So sellafield discharges had influence, and is diminishing. But as you can find, dna damage from radiation occurs at any dose.