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Similar radiation levels of Japanese & foreign textiles – survey
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Jun '11
A survey in Japan has revealed that no major difference has been noticed in the radiation levels of the domestically manufactured textile products and the foreign-made textiles. The sample study was undertaken to analyse the effects of the recent nuclear crisis in the country, following the March 11 earthquake.

The survey was undertaken in April and May in order to gain clarity regarding the contamination level of products in Japan after the radiation-leak at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, located around 220 kilometres to the northeast of Tokyo.

Samples were drawn from Asian and European countries, Tokyo and western Japan, as well as from three places in Fukushima Prefecture, which are situated outside the designated no-entry zone around the Fukushima plant.

The survey revealed that none of the sample products had radiation level in excess of the background radiation level, that is, the normal radiation in the natural ecology.

Also, no significant difference was noted in the radioactivity levels of textile products manufactured in different regions. The average radioactivity surface concentration of goods produced in Asia and Europe was found to be at 0.013 becquerel per sq cm, while the same was 0.026 becquerel per sq cm in samples drawn from western Japan and Tokyo and 0.009 becquerel per sq cm in goods produced in Fukushima.

The final figures arrived at do not include the background radiation level, which was deducted from the total amount of radioactivity measured.

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