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Updated Radiation Statement April 2011

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April 28, 2012 - Updated Radiation Statement

To ensure the health and safety of our milk, we have sent our milk to an independent, third party laboratory for testing. We are reassured to report that the results are in line with the testing completed by U.C. Berkeley, California Department of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The lab tested two samples of our milk for traces of radiation, including radioactive iodine-131.  The results (I-131 detected at a level of 5.54E-09 or 0.00000000554 uCi/ml) confirm that the radiation detected is thousands of times below the EPA level of any health concern, including levels set for infants and children.  Our results (shown in the table below) are consistent with testing on Bay Area milk completed by U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering. 

To put these numbers into context, one would have to drink 2,000 liters of milk to receive the same radiation dose as one incurs on a cross-country airplane flight.  Measured in millirems, the trace amount of radiation in one liter of milk is five thousand times less than the trace amount of radiation that an average human is exposed to in everyday life in one day.

We have made arrangements to test fresh samples of our milk weekly so we can continue to ensure the health and safety of our products. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Warm regards,
Albert Straus
Straus Family Creamery