reply to post by 1SawSomeThings
We're talking about humans. We have a history of being great and inventing really good things that cause really big problems for ourselves. Also, we
poured radiation on our own population to study its affects for some decades before the nukes.
Mind you, this was in larger quantities and not a few thousand degrees hot.
A lot of this is illegal and makes you think God knows what else they still do if they were heartless enough to do this.
However, those were legit studies. Bombs would not do anywhere near the same level of damage. All radiation and toxic events occur on the date and
event of impact. They do not stay there for very long. All irradiated substances are very big atoms. Most the body does not know how to absorb. Yes,
it damages DNA, but it takes prolonged consumption of toxic foods to do this.
again, Madame Curie was bathed in radiation for a large chunk of her adult life, and yet she lived with a slightly bellow average life span with the
only effect being she killed her bones (a la cancer treatment for bone marrow disease). Madame Curie carried rods of irradiated materials and liquid
vials of them in her pocket and wrote in her journals about how pretty they were. Today her items and possessions are not free to view. They are lead
encased due to radiation. However, despite all this, she did not get cancer nor anything serious until her late life, when here bones could not take
anymore and died.
This is a woman who literally was unprotected from the same rods as those in the bombs for God knows how long. She is an excellent example of long
term radiation poisoning.
When a nuclear bomb goes off, it releases a huge amount of crap. This initial burst is was makes people have cancer and get sick, not continued
exposure. The human body is quite resilient to such things. Now as for the actual site of impact, they are still toxic in the deserts of America. But
that is because the craters were glassed. IE, formed into a solid non mobile irradiated glass from the sand there. This remained irradiated because it
was solid and strong and the sheer volume of exposure and closeness. The air and region around it got a helluva lot less because the irradiated
materials fall down (fallout) and then are reabsorbed into food sources and everything else. Due to their large molecular mass, the human body passes
them, and the irradiated materials wine up in water processors for black water, where it is dumped into wherever crap goes. Eventually it spreads out
and is no longer a problem due to its low ppm. Hell, more like ppb.
It's the same thing if a big meteorite impacts and explodes, like the Russian one. Lots of heat and radiation, but Earth settles it.
Believe it or not, radiation is natural. The Earth has systems to control it.
The US government did far worse is direct large volume exposure tests to unsuspecting people than they ever did in low level exposure from fallout of