High Radiation Levels Found In North American Seafood: Fukushima

If it wasn’t for the Canadian high school student Bronwyn Delacruz, who made a research and discovered that most of the seafood sold and digested in North America was exposed to high radiation, probably nobody would have known that peoples are actually consuming toxic food.

It was detected that there are fish on the coast of Fukushima that contain high levels of cesium. The results of the findings were quite alarming: A sample of 37 bream specimens were caught about 37 kilometers south of the power plant which was then tested positive at 12,400 Becquerel’s per kilogram of radioactive cesium. This makes it 124 points deadlier than the threshold value considered safe for human consumption.

Therefore, it is certain that the fish in that geographic area are an actual strong poison for the human body. Scientists are still doing a research that will give a complete picture of the damage done to the marine chain in the nuclear fallout spreading from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Bronwyn Delacruz says that she was inspired by the negligence of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to continue with her research, while the Agency stopped theirs in 2012.

In order to measure the level of radiation, she used a Geiger counter and announced the following results at the Canadian National Fair. She said: “Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period. Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.” 

In her research she included about 300 types of seaweed, of 15 different brands, which were mainly purchased in an Alberta grocery store. While doing this research, a question was asked about how far the radiation could have reached, and the following summarized answer was given by an Australian, French and Spanish scientist:

“Following the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, large amounts of water contaminated with radionuclides, including Cesium-137, were released into the Pacific Ocean. With a half-life of 30.1 years, Cs-137 has the potential to travel large distances within the ocean. Our research suggests that Fukushima derived Cs-137 will penetrate the interior ocean and spread to other oceanic basins over the next two decades and beyond. “

So, it was estimated that by the year of 2014 North America will be hit by the nuclear radiation resulting from the 2011 nuclear explosion in Fukushima. The necessity for some preventive measures is highlighted by the increase of incidence of hypothyroidism among babies in California, which was published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics. Even though there is a great geographic distance between Japan in California, the damage is evident. As Bronwyn puts it:

“Any amount of leaked radiation is harmful to the planet and the health of all species, including humans. A major release of radioactivity, such as that from Fukushima, is a huge concern, with unknowns remaining around long-term health risks such as cancer.”

In conclusion, awareness of the far-reaching radioactive damage is still of paramount significance for the whole planet. We simply must work very hard to decrease the existing global radiation levels if we want the future infants to be born healthy and upright.