Company is sending my family to Nagoya for 2.5 years. I have a young kid. 18 months old. I don't want to take this risk. Can anyone tells me what is the acceptable level of radiation for a young kid? How safe is Nagoya in term of radiation? Food? Drinks?
Hi jenny, there's an extensive 'discussion' going on over here about safety in japan: http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/japan/3601/is-it-safe-to-travel-to-japan-now almost 4 years ago
Also, just be aware that Nagoya is a fair way south west of Tokyo so it's a significantly lower risk. Most of the radiation has been found north and north-west of Tokyo where the wind blew it. There is still a slight risk of food contamination but I'd have to say it's extremely low: don't let all the scare mongers out there put you off either - and if you not surprisingly don't trust the Japanese Government, check out the local web sites with Geiger Counter readings to reassure you.
You'll probably get more radiation on the flight over. almost 4 years ago