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Radioactive Foods

Radioactive Foods

Ever since the devastating tsunami and earthquake damaged the nuclear plants in Japan about a month ago, news about the possibility of some foods being contaminated with radioactive substances has grown. Shipment of milk, spinach, broccoli and similar vegetables have reduced or been banned. 

The risks of cancer and other health problems are increased if highly radioactive foods are consumed, because high exposure can damage the body's DNA .  During radiation therapy (used to treat cancer), targeted cancer cells are destroyed with high radiation exposure.