posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 05:04 AM
Just thought I'd point this out; the sun gives off radiation, along with whatever else makes it through space. Although most of this is nullified by
the earth's magnetic field and the atmosphere, everyone is still constantly hit by radiation. Adding to this is the natually radioactive elements in
the dirt below your feet, I swear nobody even thinks about this stuff. There's places in most countries, particuarily Australia, that give off above
average levels of radiation and the people who live there are perfectly fine, in sime cases the cancer levels are lower than the expected average. We
set up a Geiger counter in the middle of a yard, pointed at the sky and away from any artificial radioactive objects and recieved 20 counts per minute
on the counter, being only a small area and only over one minute, this means you're hit by much more radiation every day and it doesn't even matter
Getting hospital scans are actually more dangerous to you. You're not even close to the reactor but what you are exposed to are stupid doctors giving
you x-rays and CT scans like they have too many. This is more likely to give you cancer than the plant ever will be. As a side note; should a doctor
give you more than 5 CT scans in a year, tell him/her to piss off, as this elevates your risk of cancer. (Yes, that means that searching for cancer
with a CT scan could also cause it}
Most of the radioactive particles given off by the plant have a halflife of only a few days, and only gamma radiation (the safest one, really) is
strong enough to come down from the atmosphere and hit you. Gamma is the least ionising of all Radiation and is likely to pass through anyone's body
without even interacting with a single atom, just as the solar radiation does every day, and is doing right now as you read this.
Someone quoted a guy earlier on who said 'there is no safe level of radiation'. This guy is an idiot.