JCCU receives award on 'Radioactive Substance Intake Survey'



From 2011, JCCU has been conducting investigation on the “radioactive material intake from domestic meal”.

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 members anxiety about radioactive contamination of food has not ceased, serving the purpose for the continuing investigation, to find out the actual situation scientifically.

A paper that summarizes the results of the survey from 2011 to 2014 has been published and received the 2016 "Best Paper Award" by the Japanese Society for Food Hygiene and Safety at a ceremony held on November 9, 2017. The Japanese Society for Food Hygiene and Safety is an organization that aims to contribute to academic and cultural development not only by communicating, tie-up and promoting research on food hygiene, but also disseminating research results. In the survey compiled in the paper, two-day meals from 260 households was made into one sample, mixed together and examined for cesium levels using a germanium semiconductor detector. JCCU received the award based on the experts evaluation that there is no example of such a large scale survey of intake of radioactive materials anywhere in the world. 

JCCU will continue to conduct investigation in the future and disseminate the right information to members and the general public. 

tags: Best Paper Award, Radioactive Substance Intake Survey, the Great East Japan Earthquake