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xkcd helps us understand radiation doses.

My friend jeanineers posted a link to this very informative chart about radiation - what's safe, what's normal, and some extreme examples, created by xkcd.com's Randall Monroe. A handy thing to see right now:


Click the image to see the full-size version of this graphic on xkcd.com.

Spoiler alert: Most of us will probably never receive a dangerous dose of radiation in our lives even if we live near a nuclear disaster site.

Chris

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mabiana
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Spoiler alert: Most of us will probably never receive a dangerous dose of radiation in our lives even if we live near a nuclear disaster site.

I am not sure if the more or less (?) few who will will find that very comforting.
mckitterick
Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Chernobyl might cause as many as 270,000 cancer deaths? Wow. Let's hope really hard that things don't keep getting worse in Japan....
karin_gastreich
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
Very interesting, Chris. Thanks for posting this.
mckitterick
Mar. 24th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
It's good to have real information about radiation rather than just operating from fear!
zitronenhai
Mar. 24th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
I prefer nuclear energy to coal. Coal kills people and makes them sick as a matter of routine, no disaster required.
mckitterick
Mar. 24th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, I hear you. If we want energy, it has to come from somewhere. And unless we want to live with all the joys of the Dark Ages, we want energy. Might as well be the cleanest, most efficient energy we can produce.

Where is the cheap thin-film solar sheeting? Where are our fusion reactors?
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