It has been one year since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which many called the worst environmental disaster ever. That is, of course, before the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan. I think this one will top the list. But yet, athorities assure us that there no reason for concern in terms of the seafood.
It took us one year to admit this in the news:
So why are we not using the same logic about seafood products in the highly radiactive waters surrounding Japan?
As of today, FDA has not added seafood to the list of radiactice products. They did not even ask people to use caution. They state the same reasons as with the Gulf Oil spill: distance, proximity, decay. FDA just updated their website with the following seafood safety information:
“FDA does not anticipate any public health effect on seafood safety.” FDA.gov, seafood safety.