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March 15, 2011

Updated Radiation Chart

This is an updated radiation chart courtesy of reader Goatguy


Note: the cancer risk probably starts after 100 milliSieverts.

Understanding how civil nuclear technology is the safe green solution by Oxford Physics


If a over 40 years of less than 1 or 2 in 1000 is tolerable (2-4 weeks average life expectancy, a hundred times smaller than that due to smoking), then

•in the case of leukaemia a radiation dose of 200 mSv is harmless
•in the case of solid cancers a dose of 100 mSv is harmless
•studies of other abnormalities show no significant effects at these low doses (not discussed here).

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