Good site explains about radiation exposure.
No, you can't catch it from someone but say it a tree (like near Chernobyl) was radiated and was burning or you cut down the tree and put the log in
your fireplace, yes the radiation contained within the tree would be released.
I would assume, if a person died from radiation exposure and you burned their body the same thing would happen.
I use to work with people who had cancer and that had radiation treatments and ended up dying from too much radiation and it's not a fun way to
Possibly, if you live near Russia you might want to buy a Geiger counter, a mask, potassium iodine, limit your exposure to the outside, bring your
veggies in and even buy a biohazard / radiation suit.
Nuclear energy is a dirty energy, if something goes wrong; you're looking at thousands of years of contamination.
My mother was born in 1910. In 1920 or thereabouts she had tonsillitis. The way they treated tonsillitis back then was place to place you up against
an x-ray machine and zapped your tonsils. Now back then, x-ray machine emitted more rads, they didn't know what we know now about "safe
End result: I was one of the eggs in my mother's ovaries when this occurred.
I was born with cataracts, cataracts, cleft palate and a severe high frequency hearing loss. My IQ has come out at around 128. I'm lucky I wasn't
also born retarded, that's another side effect of radiation exposure.
Radiation poisoning does mutate DNA.
Nuclear energy is nothing to fool around with; it's not safe to the human body period.
If you are pregnant, take extra precautions, if you have a daughter, same thing. Radiation exposure will affect your DNA and alter it for the rest of
not only your life but the life of those that follow your bloodline.
Any nuclear physicists out there care to correct or add to my above statements, please do so.
It's not just one incident that is plaguing humanity on earth right now, a month ago it was a huge oil spill, coupled with coexist being poured into
Wars, earthquakes in Haiti, floods in Thailand, and now forest fires across Russia, some of which have reached Chernobyl.
As far as I can tell not much is being reported in the mainstream media, so we have two choices, either it's not that big a threat or we're simply
not being warned.
It's also all these major environmental catastrophes that seem to keep hitting us one after another after another.
I am wondering if all of these things simply are "by accident" and what will be the effects with them all combined be.
Last question: Why in sam hell are we even fooling around with nuclear energy? One little accident and you’re looking at thousands of years of
poisoning? It's a dirty uncontrollable energy - we here in America have thousands of acres in the west of radioactive dump sites.
Humanity is not looking after his own best self interest in a logical manner.
My heart goes out to the Russian people right now.
[edit on 17-8-2010 by ofhumandescent]