Japan: Cigarettes At 217 Bq/Kg

217 Bq/Kg from cigarette (Fukushima Diary, Mar 15, 2012):

JT, JAPAN TOBACCO INC. is going to apply the Japanese safety limit of vegetables, which are 500Bq/kg for cesium 134 + 137, and 2000Bq/Kg for Iodine 131.

Though they don’t purchase from Fukushima because they didn’t produce in 2011, JT purchases tabacco from Ibaraki, Tochigi, Chiba and Shizuoka.

They finished radiation measurement last September, the highest reading was 217 Bq/Kg (cesium 134 + 137).

Other nuclides are not tested.

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