Radioactive Particles From Nuclear Tests Found In American Honey
Provided By - Video Elephant on November 24, 2021
A new study has found that radioactive particles from Cold War-era nuclear tests are present in American honey.
Throughout the mid-to-late 20th century, the US and Russia regularly tested devastating atomic bombs.
The researchers discovered that the isotope cesium-137, which is a relic of these atom bomb tests, can still be found in honey.
However, the experts say that the amount discovered is not harmful to the public.
It is likely that the radioactive particles traveled up into the atmosphere over nuclear test sites.
Rainfall then brought the cesium back to Earth, where it remained in the soil.
The cesium was then taken in by plants before being collected by bees while they were gathering nectar.
The researchers hope that the study draws attention to the long life of certain environmental pollutants