How are we exposed to I–131?

For most people, the greatest I–131 exposure came from drinking contaminated milk. I–131 fell on pastures, and cows ate the vegetation, contaminating their milk. People received smaller levels of exposure from breathing contaminated air and eating other contaminated dairy products, eggs, and leafy vegetables.

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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