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Ask an Expert : Fukushima-related health question 4 - HTML5 Transcript/Captions

The first thing to keep in mind here is that people are less likely to drink as much orange juice as water, so the limits are not as restrictive for orange juice. Assumptions like these are made when setting guidelines for limits for radionuclides, like cesium. Food, water and juices are sorted into different categories based on these assumptions. Because water and orange juice are in different categories, the limits for each are different. Overall, the guidelines for all food and drink, which include limits for radionuclides, are designed to protect human health.

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