Food and Water Safety
Protecting the nation’s food is a top priority of the U.S. Government.
CDC works closely with other federal agencies to make sure that harmful levels of radiation do not enter our imported or domestic food supplies.
Read more about how federal agencies ensure that our food remains safe.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers questions about food safety. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm247403.htm.
The United States Department of Agriculture provides information about radiation and food safety. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=radiation_safety.html
A big part of food safety is monitoring and testing. Read more about how federal agencies monitor and test food, milk, and water.
FDA checks food for radioactive contamination. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm247403.htm
The Environmental Protection Agency tests precipitation, drinking water and milk through its system of monitors. http://www.epa.gov/radiation/japan-faqs.html
- Page last updated March 31, 2010
- Page last reviewed March 31, 2010
- Content source: Radiation Studies Branch (RSB), Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP)