Current Public Health Concerns Related to the Japan Fukushima Disaster – HDOH General Updates

General Information Regarding the Hawaii Department of Health’s Radiation Monitoring Activities and Results:

 The HDOH has been monitoring radiation levels in Hawaii since the onset of the incident.  These levels have been, and continue to be far below any level of public health concern.  Below are links to the updates posted periodically on our website:

March 12, 2014  Updates on the Current Situation at Fukushima, Daiichi Power Plant; Shoreline Survey for Radiation & Marine Debris; Seafood & Food Safety; Local Milk Sampling, Precipitation & Drinking water; Radiation Air Monitoring

August 12, 2013  Updates on the Current Situation at Fukushima, Daiichi Power Plant; Shoreline Survey for Radiation & Marine Debris; Seafood & Food Safety; Local Milk Sampling, Precipitation & Drinking water; Radiation Air Monitoring

October 10, 2012  Japan Tsunami Marine Debris and Shoreline Surveys for Radiation; Confirmed Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Monitoring; Air, Local Milk, Precipitation, and Drinking Water Sampling Continues

April 12, 2012   Updates on Marine Debris from Japan; Radioactive Materials in the Pacific Ocean and Seafood Safety; Sampling of Local Milk, Precipitation and Drinking Water; Background Radiation Air Monitoring

October 10, 2011  Update on Radiation Monitoring

August 3, 2011  Update on Radiation Monitoring

July 6, 2011  Update on Radiation Monitoring

June 15, 2011  Update on Radiation Monitoring

May 2, 2011  Updates on Samples of Surface Water, Drinking Water, Milk, Precipitation, and Background Radiation

April 13, 2011  Milk Sample Shows Trace Amounts of Radiation in Milk from Big Island Dairy Radiation Air Monitors Show Typical Fluctuations in Background Radiation

March 30, 2011  Detailed Filter Analysis Continues to Show No Risk of Harmful Radiation in Hawaii

March 22, 2011  RadNet Monitors Continue to Show No Risk of  Harmful Radiation