Ministry of Public Health says no current or immediate threat from radiation out of Japan

The Collective Preventive Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour would like to inform the public that there is no current or immediate threat of radiation contamination to public health for Sint Maarten.

The Ministry of Public Health is closely monitoring regional and international information on developments with respect to radiation contamination. 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with international scientific and technical partners to evaluate data and provide advice about food and water safety, as the public continues to enquire about the health risks from radioactive contamination in Japan.

The WHO and the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) are updating information on food and water safety and will continue to evaluate data and revise advice as the situation evolves.

The CPS will continue to monitor the situation and take the necessary measures with respect to the findings and information from regional and international organizations regarding the issue at hand.