The ingestion restriction of tap water for babies under one year old (No. 2) – 68

March 24, 2011 16:00
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 68th Translation Edition

The ingestion restriction of tap water for babies under one year old (No. 2)

The officials in Chiba prefecture announced on Mar 24th that the two water treatment plants in Chiba prefecture had about double the amount of radioactive iodine 131 standardized limits for babies. They also warned people living in the all part of Funabashi-shi, Ichikawa-shi, Kamagaya-shi, Urayasu-shi, and the part of Chiba-shi, Narashino-shi, Matsudo-shi, Ichihara-shi, Narita-shi, Inzai-shi, Shiroi-shi, not to allow babies less than one year old to drink water from the tap.

The affected areas in Chiba officials warning about the ingestion restriction of tap water for babies(as of Mar 24 16:00)

Area The name of the cities
All area Funabashi-shi, Ichikawa-shi, Kamagaya-shi, Urayasu-shi
Some area Chiba-shi, Narashino-shi, Matsudo-shi, Ichihara-shi, Narita-shi, Inzai-shi, Shiroi-shi

When mixing powdered milk with mineral water, it is better to use soft water since hard water has too much minerals in it and it could cause diarrhea to the babies.

Also Itoyoka-do announced on Mar 24 that they would give priorities to the families that have babies under one year old for purchasing mineral water bottles. If you bring Boshi-Techo that proves you have a baby under one year old, they will sell you one bottle of 2 liter water per baby.
The number of bottled water they can sell depends on how many they can get in stock, but the maximum number per shop will be for 100 people. They will start doing this in the 40 shops in Tokyo and Chiba, then in the other shops in Kanagawa, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, and Gunma from Mar 25th, totally in 117 shops.

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