CDC Responds to Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan
The CDC is monitoring the situation in Japan.
At this time:
- There is no travel advisory for Japan because of radiation hazards.
- There is no radiation hazard in the United States from Japan.
- There is no radiation hazard for food, including seafood.
Visit the U.S. Embassy in Japan for more information or concerns about your upcoming trip.
Visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for more information on environmental radiation monitoring programs.
Visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for more information on food-supply radiation monitoring programs.
Links to State Radiation Monitoring Programs:
On March 11, CDC immediately activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Atlanta to respond to the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami and radiation release in Japan. CDC continues to closely monitor the effects of this disaster and is focused on making sure it is ready to support any requests that come in from Japanese colleagues related to public health.
Japan: Radiation and Health
- U.S. Seafood Safe and Unaffected by Radiation Contamination from Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident (FDA)
- Radiation Doses (EPA)
- Food and Water Safety
- Radioisotope Brief: Iodine-131 (I-131)
- Radioisotope Brief: Cesium-137 (Cs-137)
- Radiation Dictionary
- Page last reviewed: April 4, 2018
- Page last updated: December 15, 2015
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