Residents assured of no radiation contamination occurring in the city
An engineer from the Daya Bay Nuclear Plant assured people that they don’t need to take protective measures even if there are tiny traces of radiation in the air. Tiny traces of radioactive particles were detected in the air in six provinces and cities near the coastline.
The tiny traces of the radioactive iodine-131 is not harmful to humans, but taking in a large amount can lead to thyroid problems with a possibility of thyroid cancer. According to the city’s nuclear and radiation management center that there were no abnormalities detected in Shenzhen. The center have two precise monitoring equipment that detects even the minute amounts of iodine-131 in the air, but the center have still to release any monitoring reports.
The radioactive particles spread in the air and arrived in Chinese shores several days after the nuclear accident in Japan. 17 monitoring sites across the city conducts monthly monitoring on the radiation levels in the air, soil and water. An air sampling was taken in six different sites after the first leakage in the Japan nuclear plant occurred.
To put people at ease, doctors at the Shenzhen Prevention and Treatment Center said that tiny amounts of radiation are also generated by home appliances, mobile phones and computers and the tiny amounts of radiation released was never harmful to people’s health.