posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 11:54 AM
reply to post by BO XIAN
I'm not a novice to either air travel, or radiation, and the OP is utterly wrong. I flew enough just on short haul flights (average 20-45 minutes) to
have accrued over 100,000 miles in their frequent flier program (and this was only after I was registered), at 1,000 miles per leg, in just over six
months. That doesn't count longer flights to and from the mainland US, Asia, and the Pacific. This was long enough ago that if I was going to get
sick from radiation poisoning, I would have been already. I'm not.
The earth is bombarded by radiation 24/7/365. It doesn't give a crap if the sun is up or not, so the whole "only let them fly at night" is utter
crap. Radiation doesn't just come from the sun, it comes from GCRs, earth sources, a lot of places, including the sun. Just because the sun is down,
radiation doesn't go off duty.
There is zero evidence to link any kind of major death rate, as the OP implies with the comment about people dying from the heat, with air travel.
Delta Airlines alone carried over 110 million people last year. Even with radiation exposure taking time to make you really sick, there should have
been a statistical blip with that many people on one airline alone. That's 1/3 the population of the United States, just on that airline alone.
In the US alone, there were 815.3 million passengers carried in 2012. That's 1.1 BILLION revenue passenger miles. And that's just for the US. Don't
you think we'd be seeing something by now considering how long we've known about radiation at altitude, and how many passengers fly a day?
on 7/31/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)