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VERY Dangerous radiation levels recorded at 38,000 ft, US night flight/ May 30,2012. I was angered to find out that both the government and the airlines know about these dangerous levels, and the pilots and crew are not being warned, or the passengers -I was not warned before flying. Everyone on board was stuck in that radiation level for 4 hours. The Geiger counter went into the dangerous red zone at just 16,000ft and kept climbing all the way to 38,000ft. Max reading was over 3,80 mcSv/h ! When warned, the airline refused to drop altitude, due to fuel consumption.
Exposure comparison: "Japan's Asahi Shimbum newspaper reported early Saturday that radiation levels per hour in the area near the front entrance of the No. 1 Fukushima plant reached 0.59 micro Sievert, which is eight times the normal levels.. according to calculations by msnbc.com." We were exposed to 3.8 micro Sieverts -51 times the normal level.
All radiation is damaging. It's cumulative -- each dose you get adds to your risk of getting cancer. -Dr. Helen Caldicott, one of the world's leading nuclear experts
Originally posted by Tylerknight
This gives me an uneasy feeling for sure. It's quite obvious the radiation from fukushima has to go somewhere!
Originally posted by majestic3
reply to post by Consequence
3,600 μSv (μSv means microSieverts) is the Average radiation a US citizen receives in a YEAR from all sources, including medical. Everyone on board that flight received that radiation dose, per hr, for 4 Hours.
Originally posted by tinker9917
I wonder if the sun's radiation is getting through our atmosphere due to ozone holes OZONE MAP
I also very much worry about radiation from Fukushima.
I believe we are in danger continuously and will only get worse.