Fukushima Fall Out reaches the West Coast

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  1. xraytech macrumors 68020

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  2. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    But the radiation level is so small that you get a lot more radiation exposure from a single dental X-ray!
     
  3. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    There are 2 issues

    • radiation
    • radioactive isotopes such as iodine-131 and cesium 137

    The Potassium Iodide pills only address Iodine-131. Also, if I remember correctly, they aren't usually recommended to those older than 40-something. It is children, young people, and pregnant women who would be most at risk.


    Officials have confirmed that iodine has been found in some leafy vegetables above levels set by Japan.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You could spend the rest of your life watching this.

    Or maybe Big Brother will take it down?

    Or maybe it's disinformation?

    :D
     
  5. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    I love how that website says you get radiation from eating a banana. So funny.
     
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  7. takao macrumors 68040

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    and milk afaik:
    and those levels were exceeded quite massivly so i suspect the levels are rather low

    another interesting radiation source: rain gutters, especially where they lead to the ground, have a easy to register higher radiation
    even more so on buildings which were built prior to atmoshpheric nuclear weapon tests
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it really puts things into perspective. I didn't realize it until I saw the poster, but it makes sense.
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Skewed perspective. The banana comparison is misleading.

     
  10. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Hmm. Fair enough. Thanks for the link.
     
  11. arogge macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the radiation will cause some useful mutations in Apple hardware. :)
     
  12. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Mmmm, "Channel is offline". :D
     

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