posted on Apr, 21 2007 @ 11:37 PM
Originally posted by greatlakes
Can you determine (with pencil and paper) the same information for those that already have a geiger counter? I believe this is possible/easy to do,
just don't have any eqn's on hand...
Something like: Dose=Rads.average*(delta t)
The real question I see in there is, how much radiation per hour is the threshold for various health risks?
My understanding is, the risk is cumulative; I just wonder whether it ever goes down over time . . . or do I have a lifetime exposure, and once
you've crossed it, your done.
So like, if you've done more than 50 intercontinental flights, have had more than 20 x-rays, and lived in a radon-rich basement apartment during
college, then . . . you are not allowed to own a glo-in-the-dark yoyo.
I know that I no longer need the Potassium Iodide tablets; I'm over forty, and the cancer takes longer than that to kill males. If I-isotopes wanna
kill me, they'll have to stand in line behind cholesterol and some stuff I ingested at a black sabbath concert in the mid-eighties.
be nice if our ATS survival forum had a handy wall-chart of lethal radiation doses. There's always the "effects of nuclear blast at
various distances" graphic; but then, most of our hard-core members have that chart memorized already.
Yes, some "effects of radiation flash-cards" are exactly what this forum needs! I'll see what I can mole up on Google.
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