The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in early 2011 consisted of a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The disaster occurred following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and is the second nuclear disaster (along with Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
The maze of tunnels underneath the Fukushima reactor were filled with radioactive water. Due to damage to the reactor, that contaminated groundwater is now steadily leaking into the ocean, with no solution in sight. According to a statement released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and 300 tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into and contaminating the Pacific Ocean every single day since the start of the disaster on March 11th 2011. Some claim that these numbers are actually not high enough, because surrounding harbors are showing even higher levels of contamination. What we do know for sure is that every minute the ocean becomes more contaminated. While Government and industry officials will tell you that the levels of radiation are to small to be harmful, or not high enough to cause harm, a University of South Carolina study concluded “Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, there is no Safe Dose”. Scientist are now reporting that Radiation from Japan has reached Alaska and forecast radiation reaching the Oregon and California coast in the next year.
The radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is having worldwide effects. As recently as April 2013, food such as rice crackers, fruit, and vegetables up to 225 miles away from Fukushima contained Deadly levels of radiation, as reported on Naturalnews.com. According to one news article published in July 2012, 300 Radioactive cars from Japan were stopped at the Russian border, and that country is routinely screening materials, products, food, and people from Japan for evidence of radiation. Egyptian authorities stopped 2 container ships filled with Radioactive Japanese made electronics from entering their country and Radioactive Japanese made oatmeal was discovered in Hong Kong.
From contaminated drinking water to impacts on the soil and plant life in Japan, this radioactivity threatens hundreds of millions of people and the environment. Even though the radiation has the greatest effect on food, water, and seafood, it is also possible for this radiation to infiltrate other products, like the Japanese cars stopped at the Russian border. One possible impact of this radiation is on the water purifiers manufactured in Japan. It is possible that the water ionizers made in Japan and their constituent parts have been contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. If so, when you purchase a Japanese made water ionizer you may be putting yourself at risk of exposure to radiation. The only way to be sure any products which come from Japan are not contaminated would be to purchase a Geiger Counter and check them for potential radiation contamination.
As a result, it is important to avoid all products made in Japan, including Japanese water ionizers. If you want to learn more about potential radiation contamination in Japan and in Japanese made products, visit fukushimaupdate.com As the University of South Carolina study points out “Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, there is no Safe Dose”. Ensuring that your water ionizer is not made in Japan will ensure that you receive a product that will not contaminate you or your drinking water with radiation.