Iodine-131 found in spinach in China

Small amounts of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected in the air in 31 of China’s provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. Radioactive cesium has been detected in 21. Iodine has also been found in spinach produced in Beijing, Tianjin and Henan.

The vegetable is susceptible to radiation contamination. But the government says the amount is so small that no protective measures are needed.


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