Friday, April 1, 2011

“Radioactive Iodine-131 18,100% Above Federal Drinking Water Standard”

 “Radioactive Iodine-131 
18,100% Above Federal Drinking Water Standard”by

"UCB Rain Water Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Nuclear Engineering: Iodine-131 level in rainwater sample taken on the roof of Etcheverry Hall on UC Berkeley campus, March 23, 2011 from 9:06-18:00 PDT:

20.1 Becquerel per liter (Bq/L) = 543 Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) — Conversion calculator here.

The federal drinking water standard for Iodine-131 is 3 pCi/L. Press Release:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for Iodine, CDC, April 2004: “EPA has set an average annual drinking water limit of 3 pCi/L for Iodine-131 so the public radiation dose will not exceed 4 millirem.”

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