Curious About Radiation & Japanese Products

Posted by Ken Tucci, WBZ-TV

All the events that happened over in Japan were very sad.  My thought is regarding all the cars and car parts and other items we import from Japan. Will all of these things bring radiation to the US? Is there a cleaning/clearing process? – Diane, Weymouth

The Japanese nuclear disaster is now being rated as almost as bad as Chernobyl, the worst nuclear meltdown in history, so Diane’s question makes good sense.

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We found that when Japanese made car parts (or other products) are shipped to the U.S. they will be screened before they come into the country.  The detectors that Homeland Security use to check for bombs are now being used to check for nuclear radiation from the Fukushima plant.  So far, nothing has been found.  But every piece of cargo from Japan is being checked, even if it was nowhere near the plant.

The FDA is doing something similar with food.

Do you think this will be effective?

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  1. DrStrangelove says:

    Oh yeah, and I soooo trust our government. Have you seen any of the “FDA” footage from undercover cinematographers and videographers? I know one of these video watchdogs – And I have very little faith in the accuracy and honesty of the FDA or any other government aganecy. Radiation coming in? You bet your sweet life it is. Just because some nimrod with a government job pretends to use his Geiger Counter when he’s actually sleeping over at the nearest Dunkin Donuts doesn’t make his report of “zero radiation” valid.

  2. DStein says:

    It’s simple, if you want to be safe, don’t buy Japanese products. Do you want to own a vehicle that has been contaminated by radiation and be stuck driving your family around in it over the next several years?

  3. Neena says:

    I am with DrStrangelove and DStein.

    Oh yeah, and I soooo trust our government. On a daily basis our government hides from us the dangers we face. Just like the airports, where we are told getting radiation from the scanning machines is minimal. Rightttttt!!!!! you would have to be an idiot to buy that.
    We are getting hoodwinked people. We are on our own when it comes to safety in this country. Our government promises us every 4 years they will take care of us and it is evident they are not.

  4. Neena says:

    I am with DrStrangelove and DStein.

    On a daily basis our government hides from us the dangers we face. Just like the airports, where we are told getting radiation from the scanning machines is minimal. Rightttttt!!!!! you would have to be an idiot to buy that.
    We are getting hoodwinked people. We are on our own when it comes to safety in this country. Our government promises us every 4 years they will take care of us and it is evident they are not.

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