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What You Should Know About Radiation Exposure (Infographic)

What You Should Know About Radiation Exposure (Infographic)

The Fukushima explosion is the worst nuclear disaster in Japan since World War II.á This situation comes on the heels ofŚnot one, but twoŚnatural disasters, and in the midst of this crisis, questions undoubtedly arise about health risks.

Between reports that tap water and some food in Japan might already be contaminated with radiation, people are more concerned than ever about exposure.

This timely infographic aggregates numerous sources that are authorities on radiation. It details the threat levels of radiation exposure from events like the Fukushima explosion down to a dental x-ray.

Created by Geary Interactive, a digital marketing agency / Click here for a larger version

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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2:03AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing detail information

7:25AM PDT on May 29, 2012

there is no safe level of radiation even background radiation poses risk of increased cancer.

5:37AM PDT on May 29, 2012

There is no safe level of radiation and even background radiation increases your risk of cancer.

1:43AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thank You.

8:45AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

good to know

12:00PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

There have been dozens of articles on how solar and wind are competitive with coal and way cheaper that nuclear. Even Bloomberg says wind is competitive:

And as great predictor of economic trends, Paul Krugman, pointed out in his recent op-ed i the NYTs solar is nearly there as well.

12:31AM PST on Dec 7, 2011


6:47AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Scary stuff.

5:42AM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

All well and good comments. The biggest nuclear threat won't go away with fussion (if we ever acheive it). Because fission waste is here for a virtual eternity.
We've been very lucky so far. Russia and Japan, not so. Gregg's people on the rez might offer a less glowing appraisal of our energy needs being fullfilled by Uranium.
The American people will tolerate anything that sustains the status quo, so long as it's not in they're backyard.
Extraction sites of Uranium, coal and oil are no longer prime properties. Waste dumping grounds for these toxins are off limits to any life forms.
The real tragedy is that the products manufactured that demand these energies do not dispose well either.
The depletion of food offered by nature requires us to invent new sources of food and supplies for our growing populations.
Technology will never replace nature, no matter what the scifi movies promise.
Man's way leads to destuction.
If we don't turn our attention to maintaining a healthy environment, we are doomed more quickly than we are destined to be in the first place.
We should have never left Eden. But, here we are.

8:44PM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

Right now, we simply aren't scientifically advanced enough to eliminate our need to nuclear, coal, or natural gas fired power plants. Maybe in 25 or 50 years we will be. But right now, we just aren't. Nuclear fusion (as opposed to nuclear fision that we currently use) is the ultimate source of clean safe energy. It produced no radioactive waste, and it uses hydrogen, which is abundant and we will never run out of it. But self-sustaining fusion reactions are proving very elusive right now, so it's not feasible to produce power from it.

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