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Traces of radioactivity detected in Irish milk

MINUTE traces of radioactivity linked to the Japanese nuclear incident have been found in Irish milk.

However, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said the levels were so minuscule that there was absolutely no risk to consumer health.

A person would have to drink 96,000 litres of the affected product to exceed safety levels, the FSAI said in a statement yesterday.

They said that a minute trace of a radioactive form of iodine had been found in three milk samples taken in Ireland over the last week on behalf of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).

"The levels identified in the sample are minuscule and pose no concern for human health," said the FSAI.

Yesterday, the RPII said the levels found in Ireland after the Fukushima accident were falling.

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Irish Independent