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REPORT: Radioactive Particles Can Be Removed

April 18, 2011

The situation in Japan has given us important food for thought, as the nation’s supply of fresh food is threatened.

Can radioactive particles be removed from food? Dr. Ibrahim says yes, if its done quickly.

A Bloomberg article last month states: 

“The number of radiation-affected foods will likely increase as each prefecture is testing its produce,” Taku Ohhara, an official at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, said in a phone interview yesterday. Some 99 products, including milk and vegetables, were found to be contaminated in Tokyo and five prefectures to its north and east as of late March 26, according to the health ministry’s statement on its website.

Shoppers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney are shunning Japanese food products in supermarkets amid concern about radiation. The plight adds to the drags on economic growth caused by as much as 25 trillion yen ($307 billion) of damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japan exported 481 billion yen of food last year, accounting for 0.7 percent of total exports, government figures show.

Radiation on some vegetables produced in Fukushima and Chiba prefectures was higher than legal standards, Japan’s Health Ministry said two days ago, according to Kyodo News. Chiba detected above-maximum radiation on 11 vegetables including red-leaf lettuce, Kyodo reported yesterday.”

But isn’t there a way to remove radioactivity? This article from Bloomberg only presents a very limited side of the story, according to Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, our Chief Scientific Officer and a Radiation Biology expert.  A LOT can be done if it happens quickly.

“Soon after a contamination event like this, a significant amount of radioactivity is expected on the surface of fruits and vegetables from particle contamination. Absorption inside plants become important in the long term ( after 6 month to a year or so). It is my opinion that the situation in Japan now can benefit from an easy and safe method to clean surface contamination from many food items.  Eat Cleaner offers a very viable solution to chelating or bonding to radioactive particles.”  Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus.

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