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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
reply to post by Hugues de Payens
I never claimed to be a expert or anything close. It just hit a nerve with me is all. I relay the info because it is important information. Take it for what it is.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by SloAnPainful
I have read the article,my jaw dropped and I am speechless.
I only hope that this is some kind of a sick joke and isn't real.
Originally posted by kwakakev
In some parts of Russia due to nuclear accidents and in the Middle East due to depleted uranium, the infertility, cancer and birth deformity are high. While the short term effects on the individuals affected are devastating, the long term effects on the species does lead towards a more radiation resistant population as natural selection promotes biological factors like more resistant cell walls and DNA repair mechanisms.
As a note, radioactive cobalt has been used to increase crop yields in Russia.
I guess my concern would be that procedures put in place to keep the bad stuff from getting to the general public may not be followed, or rad level documents falsfied, or whatever. I do not trust beaureucrats (sp?), although I do trust the procedures, and if this becomes a reality, the possibility of some bad stuff getting loose can increase if not monitored properly.
Originally posted by John411
This is essentially a harmless practice.
Background radiation varies from area to area, but your increase in dosage relative to background would be absolutely minimal.
People see radioactivity mentioned and it scares them... Plain and simple. Anybody who feels this fear should take a few higher level physics courses and really look into radioactivity and how the process works. It isn't something to be worried about. You could honestly go for a swim in the containment tank for spent nuclear fuel rods. As long as you don't dive down and try to get within a couple feet of the fuel rods, you will actually be receiving LESS than the base level of natural background radiation.
The whole topic of radioactivity is rather fascinating, and isn't something to be blindly feared.
Originally posted by Wildmanimal
reply to post by Justoneman
HHhhmm, Didn't you notice that Old Wooden American Furniture is extremely valuable
As for current, the "Well to Do" are purchasing Stickley and Thos. Moser & Sons Handcrafted
S A V V Y ?
First of all this is a gross exaggeration.
What good are increased crop yields it the food doesn't norish you and may in fact kill you 20, 30 years down the road.
It is obvious by reading comments that most do not even know the difference between radiation and contamination or radioactivity.
PU-239 apparently has a half life of 24,000 years.
Also the biological half life of radioisotopes is shorter than the regular half life.