The Asahi Shimbun
With more and more people worried about possible radioactive contamination in the food they eat, some enterprising businesses are profiting from providing a little peace of mind.
Since the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the use of so-called public measuring stations is spreading as consumers conduct their own radiation inspections on food products, rather than relying on those performed by local governments and distributors.
“(Public measuring stations) will teach people how to take readings themselves and how (to detect) contaminated food, and this will also getting them thinking about internal radiation exposure.”