posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 12:59 PM
a reply to: MOMof3
You gotta be a little bit more specific than that. what are you referring to exactly?
We ingest radioactive particles every day. There's minute amounts of uranium in public water supplies, for instance. If you look at EPA thresholds,
you'll see all sorts of nasties that are acceptable within clearly defined thresholds.
Having radioactive particles ingested sit in your body is going to cause tissue damage, no doubt. Having it removed from deep tissue stores will also
cause damage. I would think it would hurt the same as you hear in some cancer patients who get their body nuked
with radiation treatment,
except that doesn't even apply here. The doses mentioned in the OP are just so incredibly low. A fraction of a becarrell per meter cubed. That's less
than 1 disintegration per second in something the size of a really big box.
There are numerous sources of radiation that all go through the same energy release via disintegration which damages us at a cellular level. Yes, 3 is
greater than two, but 1000 is insignificant in comparison to 999.
edit on 5-3-2016 by pl3bscheese because: cubed not squared