Is radiation still concern in matcha?

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by Chip » Feb 27th 15 2:52 pm

Kevangogh wrote:
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I snapped this pic about two weeks ago as I was driving by the meter, it reads 0.115 µSv / hr (that's micro Sieverts per hour) and is located about a block from our office. This is about average to most cities on the planet, lower than some, higher than others. I hear Rome and London are around 2.0...
OMG, everyone should evacuate Rome and London!

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by chingwa » Feb 27th 15 7:31 pm

This is why I buy all my sencha from Japan and not Europe :mrgreen:

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by puerhking » Feb 28th 15 4:20 pm

Let's not generalize too much. There is a distinct difference between background radiation coming from a city or even your home and fallout from a nuclear meltdown.

Having said that....I haven't stopped drinking Japanese teas.

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by JBaymore » Mar 1st 15 4:01 am

Kevangogh wrote:It's been a while, but for some reason the radiation kooks are creeping out over the last few days.
There were news stories a short while ago her in the USA about another brand new leak of radioactive water at Fukushima. Likely that is the genesis of that situation.

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by Catfur » Sep 25th 15 12:04 am

Since this seems to be the most recent Tea & Radiation Chicken Little thread:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/scien ... .html?_r=1

Fear of radiation is apparently ~3 orders of magnitude more dangerous than actual radiation...

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by Alex » Sep 25th 15 8:07 am

Yeah I posted a link to "infinite monkey cage" (get the podcasts they are amazing) in the old thread where they were discussing this. Check it out! 8)

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Re: Is radiation still concern in matcha?

by teaformeplease » May 2nd 17 3:24 am

Matcha info wrote: Q's:
Im starting to drink matcha tea from japan but concerned if radiation is still a problem in their tea

Response:
MATCHA FROM JAPAN HAS RADIATION. CONFIRMED.
Find alternative source not from Japan.
Other then that I Highly recommend it.
All the positive benefits, also confirmed.
Plus more benefits not commonly known.
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Matcha isn't matcha if it isn't from Japan ;)

Only you can decide what you want to consume but I feel pretty safe at this point. Check out this article for more:

https://worldoftea.org/is-japanese-tea-safe-to-drink/