Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

EAT­ING too much ba­con is ob­vi­ously bad for your health but the risks def­i­nitely mul­ti­ply if your pork prod­ucts orig­i­nate from Scan­di­navia.

Health au­thor­i­ties in Swe­den have raised sig­nif­i­cant con­cerns about packs of ra­dioac­tive wild boar, which have been spot­ted mov­ing across the coun­try.

One an­i­mal shot by a hunter was found to have more than 10 times the safe level of ra­di­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a UK Tele­graph re­port pub­lished this week.

In­cred­i­bly the ra­di­a­tion is be­lieved to be a left­over from the 1986 Ch­er­nobyl nu­clear disas­ter in Ukraine, with large amounts of io­dine and cae­sium-137 still present in the soil in ar­eas where ra­dioac­tive clouds drifted.

The is­sue is set to spi­ral into a cri­sis for farm­ers, who fear the high lev­els of ra­di­a­tion will mean hunters stop shoot­ing them and cause a pig population ex­plo­sion - in turn dam­ag­ing crops.

IT LOOKED like the dead had risen in New Jersey, USA, last week­end when or­gan­is­ers staged an an­nual Zom­bie Walk.

Fol­low­ing the mass shoot­ing in Las segas, or­gan­is­ers banned the use of “prop weapons” but there was still lots of fun to be had, with par­tic­i­pants be­lieved to in­clude four un­dead Dis­ney Princesses.

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