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Breast milk tests

July 10, 2012


No cesium detected from Fukushima mothers' breast milk

Jiji, Kyodo



FUKUSHIMA — No radioactive cesium has been detected in tests on the breast milk of mothers in Fukushima Prefecture, the prefectural government said Monday.


The Fukushima government released the results of radiation checks on the breast milk of 26 mothers with babies that were conducted during June to ascertain the impact of the triple-meltdown crisis that began in March 2011 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

The prefecture opened a special counseling call center to receive applications for breast milk tests on June 1.

The center provided counseling to 308 callers, of whom 261 applied for radiation checks on their breast milk, including mothers who had evacuated from Fukushima to other prefectures, Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata among them.

The tests on breast milk are being performed on a first-come first-served basis and free of charge.


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