VIVAnews - The issue of radioactive contamination of food hazards increasingly disturbing. Not a few people in Indonesia, even the world that began to worry about the typical Japanese foods imported from countries that Sakura.
Today, food in Japan is potentially exposed to radiation is still observed the experts. WHO says the impact of radiation on food depends on the type of food and exposed soil type, and amount of exposure and the amount of food consumed.
Actually, what effect if eating foods that are exposed to nuclear radiation?
Food experts from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture Dr. Ir Nuri Andarwulan, MSI states, the food is exposed to radioactive nuclear could be lost nutrients, can even become toxic to the body that endanger health.
Nuri explained, nuclear radiation can produce two parts, namely radioactive rays and radioactive compounds. "If food is exposed to radioactive rays, can damage the existing compounds in food. For example, the compound of vitamins in foods can be whole, or even that there are other compounds in foods can be toxic to the body, "he said when contacted VIVAnews, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
While the food is exposed to radioactive compounds, Nuri added that its effects can be deadly if consumed. "It also depends on which body part exposed. For example, iodine, which is one of the radioactive compounds can attack the thyroid and can cause thyroid cancer. "
Naturally, the human body has mechanisms to protect themselves from cell damage due to exposure to radiation and other harmful chemicals. However, as quoted by FoxNews, radiation at a certain level can not be tolerated by the body through the mechanism.
FoxNews health editor of Health, Dr Manny Alvarez said there are three factors that influence the impact of nuclear radiation. All three include the total radiation that is presented, how close to the source of radiation, and the last is how long the victims of radiation exposure.
The three factors that will determine what the impact will be felt by victims. High radiation can directly trigger a direct impact moment can be known, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and fever. While unconscious radiation can trigger long-term effects are usually even more dangerous. (Umi)