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Groups Asking Congress To Make FDA Test Food For Radiation

blackpointyboots | Apr 10, 201406:21 AM

A coalition of groups is asking Congress to do something as the FDA continues to sit on a petition asking for transparent testing of food for radiation including contamination from the Fukushima disaster.

FDA has done nothing, made excuses and pointed to a routine testing program that hasn't published any data since 2009. Meanwhile citizen and NGO testing has been finding frequent positive results for radioactive contamination in domestic and imported foods.

The FDA set the level where they will pull foods off the market at 1200 bq/kg. This is the highest in the world and far higher than current scientific research considers safe.

The groups are doing a contact Congress day today to demand some transparent and useful testing along with a safe intervention level to keep contaminated foods off the market.
Some of the citizen funded radiation testing can be found here.

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