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Epidemiologic studies have found that the estimated lifetime risk of dying from cancer is greater by about 0.004% per mSv (0.04% per rem) of radiation dose to the whole body
Originally posted by xKhaosXREVolutionXx
I'm sure their new standards can easily be debunked. Does anyone know the exact amount of radiation the people in Chernobyl were exposed to? We can then compare that to the level of radiation that the Japanese have been exposed to and note the difference.
If you look at the excerpt from the article below, you will notice that the cancer rates have definitely increased from the Chernobyl incident. Most effects of radiation take several years to appear. Knowing this, isn't it logical to conclude that our beloved "Experts" cannot simply raise the standards without monitoring the effects of this crisis over time? Furthermore, what proof do they have that humans can withstand 100,000 CPM of radiation without being harmed in the process? I'm not referring to the minority of individuals that can resist it, but people as a whole.
"Ukraine's Health Ministry estimates that 3.5 million people, over a third of them children, have suffered illness as a result of the contamination, and the incidence of some cancers is 10 times the national average.
First Deputy Health Minister Olga Bobylyova said: "The health of people affected by the Chernobyl accident is getting worse and worse every year.
"We are very disturbed by these data."
Ms Bobylyova told a news conference that the death rate among workers exposed to radiation while cleaning up Chernobyl has been rising. "
The Japanese Government has advised citizens to consult professionals in case the radiation count exceeds 100,000cpm (cpm: counts per minute) measured by a Geiger-Muller Counter. Here is an explanation why professional consultation is not required below this value.
Assume that Iodine-131 (one of the radioactive materials commonly found after nuclear power plant accidents) is on your skin.
If a Geiger-Muller counter reads 100,000cpm, it means only 1/4000 of the radiation amount which could cause any skin damage by radiation. In addition, almost all of the Iodine-131 on the skin will be removed by simple washing and natural scaling-off of the skin. Even if it remains on the skin, the radioactivity becomes 1/1000 in two months, because the half-life (the period of time taken for the radioactivity to be halved) of Iodine-131 is 8 days.
From these reasons, no damage to the skin would be expected in case the radiation count is below 100,000cpm.
Most of the radioactive materials are found on your clothes or hands. Therefore, it is sufficient to take your clothes off and wash your hands or remove them by wet tissue paper.