California Nuclear Professor: Radioactive tuna may raise cancer risks (VIDEO)

Published: June 1st, 2012 at 3:55 pm ET
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Radioactive tuna may raise cancer risks: nuclear professor
Reuters
Sophia Soo
May 30, 2012

Radioactive tuna may raise cancer risks: nuclear professor

A nuclear lecturer says the low levels of radioactivity found in tuna caught near San Diego can produce a small increase in cancer risks.

Daniel Hirsch, lecturer on nuclear policy at the University of California, is concerned about the radioactive tuna caught in August last year that reportedly swam from Japan.

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Unlike some other compounds, radioactive cesium does not quickly sink to the sea bottom but remains dispersed in the water. Fishes can swim right through it, ingesting it through their gills.

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