Breast Milk Radiation Test in Japan
New mothers in Japan may soon be adding the breast milk radiation tests to their list of health checkup.
welfare office in Oyama
In Fukushima Prefecture, about 18,000 babies are born each year and half of the babies are breastfed. Government officers say they are considering widespread testing of breast milk samples of new mothers.
Some radioactive cesium in the breast milk was found in a survey conducted in May and June b Japan's national government.
The new plan is one of the many safety measures that have been considered after the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
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