Well, it’s a good news-bad news type of situation: Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon coast have been found to have slightly elevated levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan.
But scientists say that so far the health risk is low. In fact, you would have to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the highest radioactive level – just to match the amount of radiation the average person is annually exposed to in everyday life through cosmic rays, the air, the ground, X-rays and other sources, the authors say.
So, at this point, it looks like catching and eating tuna this year shouldn’t be an issue.
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