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I'm planning a holiday in Tokyo next month. We'll be there for 6 weeks. Is it safe to bring along my toddler?

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    It is completely safe now. Has been for sometime. I've been living in Yokohama for 10 years (just next to tokyo) and there have been 0 problems since the earthquake. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Lucas Rose via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    There is normal background radiation in Tokyo now, which is lower than many other cities. Here are some latest measurements from Sept 16 to 18 2012:
    Tokyo 0.046 microSieverts/hr
    Paris 0.053
    Berlin 0.07
    London 0.09
    Seoul 0.106
    The average global background radiation level is 0.27
    The average background radiation level at cruising altitude in an aircraft is 2.7 (that's 50 times higher than Tokyo).
    The Japanese government has a food safety monitoring system in place which my government (Australia) says is world standard.
    It's up to you to decide what level of radiation is acceptable to you and your family, but personally I'd have no qualms taking ny two year old to Tokyo right now. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    It's NOT safe at all.
    Do not trust Japanese's government. They have lied.
    The radiation level in Tokyo is below average of the world, but obviously it increased after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident.
    Why? Because of contamination by Cs137 , etc.

    http://enenews.com/study-radiation-tokyo-island-3-times-higher-before-fukushima-disaster

    http://enenews.com/japan-scientists-radiation-dose-has-been-significantly-increased-around-tokyo-metropolitan-area-after-fukushima
    2/3 of Japan in East side will be a dead zone. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Guest. via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    if your kid is going to live for the next 80 years, don't go there! The effect is long term. over 4 years ago

    Answered by MT via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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