Health Effects of Radiation:
5 Themes
Food

(iv) Basis for setting the standard limits for foods

Handling measures are implemented to ensure that food products found to have radioactive cesium concentration in excess of the standard limit in radioactive material inspections do not enter distribution. The present standard limits are based on the idea that the annual radiation dose from foods should not exceed 1 mSv.

Present standard limits concerning radioactive cesium*

Present standard limits concerning radioactive cesium in food are as follows.

Present standard limits concerning radioactive cesium

For more information about standard limits, see page 43 of Vol. 2, FY2017 edition.

The Idea of the Standard Limits

The annual additional dose limit for radiation is 1 mSv. How was this value determined?

The Idea of the Standard Limits

For more information about the idea of the standard limits, see page 47 of Vol. 2, FY2017 edition.

Health Effects of Radiation: 5 Themes