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Originally posted by russiankid
it was like 7 months ago his mom was driving us through the north east neigborhood... (they have gangs there in portland oregon) and there was a gang fight or something.... he got shot....his mom was arguing with the doctor cuz he didnt cover anything up when they were taking the x-rays be4 removing the bullet
Originally posted by HowardRoark
You realize, of course that, historically, the world was more radioactive in the past, then it is now, don't you?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Can't do that either. We'll all die of lead poisoning.
Man-made radiation sources that result in an exposure to members of the public are
* Medical x-rays
* Smoke detectors
* Lantern mantles
* Nuclear medicine
* Building materials
By far, the most significant source of man-made radiation exposure to the public is from medical procedures, such as diagnostic x-rays, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. Some of the major isotopes are I-131, Tc-99m, Co-60, Ir-192, and Cs-137.
In addition, members of the public are exposed to radiation from consumer products, such as tobacco (polonium-210), building materials, combustible fuels (gas, coal, etc.), ophthalmic glass, televisions, luminous watches and dials (tritium), airport x-ray systems, smoke detectors (americium), road construction materials, electron tubes, fluorescent lamp starters, lantern mantles (thorium), etc.
What exactly propted this line of thinking??? There are many people who have received radiation for cancer, and later have it resurface.....MUCH more often then you might think. The people who truly beat cancer do so through lifestyle alteration. Everyone has the ability to develop cancer, it takes the right stimuli to trigger it; e.g. stress, environmental toxins, ect. My father died from cancer years ago after it going into remission and then returning again...
The BEIR VII report defines low doses as those in the range of near zero up to about 100 mSv (0.1 Sv) of low-LET radiation. People in the United States are exposed to average annual background radiation levels of about 3 mSv; exposure from a chest X-ray is about 0.1 mSv; and exposure from a whole body computerized tomography (CT) scan is about 10 mSv.