Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9. The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0
, but this is a conservahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giftive standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider these levels to pose a health threat.
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