Radiological surveillance of food products
Radioactivity can be present naturally or artificially in food products in varying amounts. Some of the common sources of natural radioactivity is the isotope of potassium or it can be transferred naturally from minerals and rocks. Artificial radioactivity gets imbibed in our food products due to the human usage of nuclear and radioactive weapons or experiments. The presence of radioactive components in our food, even in a minute quantity can be very dangerous for us and also for our future generations. Routine monitoring of all food products should be done by the government to ensure the absence of radioactivity. Cattle grazing on land where radioactive practices have taken place or fishes residing in water bodies affected by radioactive elements can cause such fatal situations.