Post-Fukushima Atomic Surfing? Will I Gulp and Glow?

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There has been so much conflicting information about radiation; it makes sense to wonder if the radiation from Fukushima is problem in our ocean waters or seafood here in Oregon. At this time, you should not be concerned surfing or eating tuna. Radiation breaks down in the water and is diluted, so while the waters directly near Fukushima are of concern, radiation experts are not worried about the West Coast.

The state of Oregon has been testing Oregon ocean waters since 2011, and they have all showed “normal” levels of radiation. There is quite a bit of radiation in the environment already. Even the trace amounts of radiation found in tuna are so low, that you would have to eat thousands of pounds to raise your internal radiation levels.

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