Debate: How safe is formula after the Nuclear fallout?
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|Wed, 04-13-2011 - 10:55am|
Cows eat grass, making milk that has a high concentration of radioactivity - which is then used to make formula. I posted an article recently that Ireland produces 90% of the milk that is used in formula around the world.
So how safe will it be to use formula - will they find cows with a lower radioactive level?
Will they add iodine to every bottle?
From: Europeans warned to avoid drinking milk or eating vegetables due to high radiation levels
The radiation risk from Fukushima is "no longer negligable," says CRIIRAD, the French research authority on radioactivity. It is now warning expectant mothers and young children to avoid drinking milk or rainwater...
Despite these warnings, the real issue that few are willing to acknowledge so far is that Fukushima fallout will continue for many more months. And during this fallout, there will be a cumulative load of radiation raining down upon the grasses, fruits and vegetables that make up the global food supply. How high those levels get is anyone's guess, and those animals that feed upon those grasses -- such as cattle, goats and sheep -- will tend to further concentrate the radioactivity, producing milk and meat products that are far more radioactive than the grasses upon which they fed.