It takes about 2,000 bananas to equal a gram of potassium (based on an average of 500 milligrams of potassium per banana)....out of that gram,
120/1,000,000th would be potassium-40
120 x 8,333= approx 1,000,000.
so.... 8333 x 2000 = 16,666,000 bananas to equal 1 gram of potassium-40.... remember, we need 12,264,151 grams of potassium-40 to equal the bq output
of 1 gram of cesium-137.
16,666,000 x 12,264,151= 204,394,340,566,000 bananas to equal the bq of 1 gram of cesium-137...
so divide all that by 1,000,000 and you come out with: 204,394,340
so there you have it..... if you consume approximately 204 million bananas every 16 days for 80 days.... you might match 1/1,000,000th of a gram of
cesium-137.
1 billion+ bananas in 80 days would be about the same (bq number wise) as ingesting 1 milligram of cesium-137.
Holy Chaquita Batman,,,, that's a lot of nanners
if you take it down 2 more times, you come out with 500,000 bananas in 80 days would equal a one trillionth of a gram of cesium-137. 500,000 bananas
in 80 days is easy peasy.... shoot, that is only a little over 4 bananas...every minute....of every hour,,, of every day for 80 days.
So a banana every 14.5 seconds or so for 80 days straight would net you the basic equivalent of one trillionth of a gram of cesium-137.
Anyone can see that it is simply insane to try and compare the two... and scientists who pop off about nuclear accidents aren't that bad because you
consume radiation from everyday foods really have no clue what they are talking about. They are just repeating what big brother told them to say.
EDIT: my math may be flawed and I am sure it is in some respects, but the bottom line is you would have to consume more bananas than humanly possible
to be able to relate the intake of bananas to cesium-137,, so the next time you hear someone use bananas or potato chips as an example to the
radiation from a nuclear accident, now you know the real deal.
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