Radiation Check Facilities
Source: Information Services Department
Radiation screening facilities at the airport started operating on March 16 for travellers and fresh food from Japan. Chief Executive Donald Tsang inspected the facilities that day.
Passengers from Japan may ask for a check-up at the health desk on a voluntary basis if they feel unwell.The desk is operated by staff of the Auxiliary Medical Services with the assistance of the Department of Health.
Fire Services Department staff will provide decontamination services for passengers suspected to be contaminated and refer them to hospital for further treatment if necessary.
The Food Inspection Office at the airport screens imported fresh food for contamination. All fresh food from Japan, including milk, vegetables, fruits, meat and aquatic products, will be screened. Food items suspected to be contaminated will be passed to the Government Laboratory for further testing.
The Hong Kong Observatory have been monitoring local radiation levels seismological facilities since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
It took more air samples than they did normally and increased the frequency of the release of information on Hong Kong’s radiation levels to once every hour.