Tokyo tap water not safe for infants, says city official

Parents in Tokyo have been told that the city's tap water is not safe for babies to drink after radiation from Japan's earthquake-hit nuclear plant affected the capital's water supply.

The British newspaper The Telegraph reported a little while ago:

Parents in Tokyo have been told that the city’s tap water is not safe for babies to drink after radiation from Japan’s earthquake-hit nuclear plant affect the capital’s water supply. 

Some samples contained more than double the legal limit of the hazardous substance radioactive iodine.
The Telegraph article continued:
 
A water treatment centre in central Tokyo that supplies much of the city’s tap water found that some water contained 210 becquerels per litre of iodine 131.

A city official said: “Under government guidelines, water containing a radioactive substance of more than 100 becquerels per kilogram should not be used for milk for babies.”

Here’s the link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8401179/Japan-nuclear-crisis-Tokyo-tap-water-not-safe-for-infants.html

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