As the radiation leak at Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant is getting more worse, Tokyo’s tap water is now being considered as not totally safe for babies particularly for drinking, as radioactive iodine level have reached twice above the limit, this was according to NHK TV.
A news report said around 3 p.m. (Tokyo time) that parents in some places in Tokyo are strongly advised not to use tap water for their babies under one year old, specifically for drinking water and food preparation as a safety precaution.
It seems that the safety warning came directly from Tokyo Water Bureau head Ei Yoshida as the radioactive iodine level have increased to more than twice allowed for infants and babies to keep them safe.
In Katsushika Ward, the Tokyo Metropolitan government announced that 210 becquerels of radioactive iodine were detected last Tuesday in per one liter of water in Kanamachi district’s water purification plant.
Relevant to the news, a maximum limit for babies below 1 year old is only 100 becquerels of radioactive iodine, while 300 becquerels is the maximum limit level for adults.
Meaning that the detected becquerels of radioactive iodine has exceeded the limit a baby can take. Still, if babies under 1 year old has already consumed the affected tap water, parents should not worry for the agency stressed out that if it is only taken in a short period of time, the affected tap water in Tokyo is not risky and will not impose immediate heath problem.
So for everyone’s safety and assurance in Tokyo make sure that your babies will no longer use the affected tap water.