Prof. Lenz blogs about Wade Allison’s press conference at Tokyo’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club recently. Readers should do their own homework, of course. I reproduce the comments here because it seems there is a lack of balance in the reporting on this matter, both in Japan and abroad.

At 500 becquerels per kilogram, a person would need to eat 2000 kilograms to get the 15 millisieverts of exposure equivalent to one CT scan. Obviously the Japanese standards are way too low.Radiotherapy patients can tolerate up to 20.000 millisieverts per month. The Japanese standard for evacuation is 20 per year.Somewhat lacking balance, in my opinion.

via Wade Allison in Japan | Lenz Blog.