It seems that scientists measuring Radiation in ocean predators like Blue fin tuna have seen an increase of almost 10 times the levels of Caesium since Fukushima started polluting the ocean and atmosphere in March 2011. What they don’t mention is the increased levels of all the other 5000+ radionuclides they have spewed forth from the doomed Japanese Nuclear Facility since the start of the ongoing disaster.
The mainstream media is seeking to play down the severity of the pollution but what they fail to mention is that it only takes 1 micron of plutonium to become embedded in the body to cause a slow and painful death. Given that Tuna are at the top of the ocean food chain and are also part of the human diet it seems inevitable that we humans are also going to consume massively increased amounts of radiation simply by having a normal diet. The only way to avoid consuming radioactive fish is to stop eating ocean caught fish stocks. While some of us in wealthy nations will be able to afford that luxury most of the world will not. Given that the majority of the world live in coastal areas and fish accounts for a large percentage of a normal healthy diet is seems that we have succeeded in poisoning ourselves and many future generations to come.
With the full life of plutonium lasting approx 400,000 years it is going to take a very long time for us to flush the affects of this past century of nuclear pollution out of our collective system. Perhaps we can find a way to extract the nastiest radioactive particles from the food before we consume it. However that would require us to only consume processed food and where is the fun in that?