[ RadSafe ] Iodine-131 at Fukushima

edmond0033 at comcast.net edmond0033 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 21 20:24:39 CDT 2011


This is a good idea and could be done.  We tried this many years ago and it 
seemed to be good idea then when the USA and USSR were doing above ground 
testing.  I will say however during the Chernobyl incident we tested buffalo 
milk and did see Iodine-131 (the early days).

Ed Baratta

-----Original Message----- 
From: Roger Helbig
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 8:51 PM
To: 'The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List'
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Iodine-131 at Fukushima

Since Iodine-131 has a short half life - would making cheese out of the milk
render it essentially harmless by the time that the cheese was brought to
market?  Cheese could be stored under refrigeration for years before being
eaten.  Is there any way to filter the iodine out of the milk.  It just
pains me, son of a milkman and cheesemaker, to see milk go down the drain
and the farmer's livelihood as well.


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