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Mobile phones monitoring radiation to sell in Japan

Worries over radiation are so rampant in Japan after last year’s nuclear meltdowns that the world’s first mobile phones with built-in radiation monitors are going on sale.

Softbank Corp., the carrier for the hit iPhone and iPad in Japan, says the Pantone 5 mobile device, which shows the microsieverts-per-hour number on a display at a push of a button, will go on sale in July. Pricing was not announced.

The tsunami last March in northeastern Japan set off meltdowns and explosions at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

 

(Source: CNBC)