‘Tiny amounts’ of radiation from Japan in the Philippines

Beach Philippines“Tiny amounts” of radioactive materials from the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have already reached the Philippines, according to the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI).

The PNRI, according to information bulletins posted on its website, has traced “normal” levels of radiation from Japan in the country since last Thursday, ranging from 93 to 123 nanosieverts per hour.

The PNRI, however, emphasized that the radiation “poses no human health hazards.” Latest DOST-PNRI RADIATION LEVEL CHECK at PNRI grounds as of 1:00 PM, March 29, 2011: 94 to 118 nSv/hr (nanosieverts per hour), STATUS: NORMAL
For comparison: the current readings ​​in Germany are up to 170 nSv/h (Source: Federal Office for Radiation Protection)

Updates about the radiation level checks in the Philippines can be found at the websites of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

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