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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by routerboy
I have my doubts that small amounts of radiation is
good for you.It is like saying that small amounts of
poison is good for you too.Either one will eventually
Originally posted by routerboy
So radiation is the new "cool" thing is it? Can't wait for this fad to disappear into obscurity like the rest of them. If you're not Japanese, you have no reason to fear radiation at all!! Small amounts are good for you too.
The choice of 50% lethality as a benchmark avoids the potential for ambiguity of making measurements in the extremes, and reduces the amount of testing required. However, this also means that LD50 is not the lethal dose for all subjects; some may be killed by much less, while others survive doses far higher than the LD50. Measures such as 'LD1' and 'LD99' (dosage required to kill 1% or 99% respectively of the test population) are occasionally used for specific purposes.
Lowest Published Lethal Dose: LDL [Human] - Route: Oral; Dose: 28 mg/kg
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
TI have some uranium rock that I got out of a yard at my relative’s house in AZ. It makes the Geiger click along pretty good, but it was being used as a border rock around their vegetable garden for years. Along with many other hot rocks (that were pulled from the hillside behind the house).
This stuff is what I am referring to when I talk about other parts of the US that are naturally high in radioactivity. Dust blown up from those places is what causes radiation spikes in other parts of the country when it rains.
Originally posted by Chakotay
Um, just thought I'd point out that the high levels observed in California/Oregon/Washington coastal cities during Fukushima rainout events cannot be from Colorado/Arizona/New Mexico dust because- the prevailing wind in the US blows from the Pacific. Colorado et al are downwind of California.
Unless you are reminding us that Colorado dust does go global when lifted into the stratosphere