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Originally posted by thedeadwalkk
reply to post by poet1b
lol that the fact that this post has the silver content label is ridiculous.
I mean, your claims are extremely outlandish!
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by silent thunder
do you have your instrument calibrated at all? I don't know where you go to get a Geiger counter calibrated, but if you have that done, you can have a much better idea that your readings are true and correct.
I don't know anything about radiation, but I do know instrumentation. Even if it is out of calibration now, taking ambient readings from inside at the same location before you go out and take reading in the field will help establish a base and a variance. Stay safe and enjoy some sushi.
It sounds like the professor's advice is probably correct, and sorry to hear it made you a little more pessimistic, but I think it's better to be pessimistic knowing the risks, rather than be blissfully ignorant and not know about the risks.
Originally posted by silent thunder
But as I noted above, the professor I spoke with seemed to feel that even though my instrument was probably accurate, the types of readings I'm taking of ambient air radiation are not all that useful, because the "hot spot" factor and the presence of small radioactive particles will be the real danger...
In the last few days, my reading of the situation and my general outlook has become more pessimistic.
I think the real dangers and the real tragedies are going to be long-term...they will be reflected in things like higher cancer rates, leukemia, poisoned water and food chains, and so on.