Is Radiation Really That Dangerous?

Is Radiation Really That Dangerous?

We have been exposed to certain types of radiation every day. Some of them are of great amount while others may be negligible enough that we don't notice their presence. But do we really have to worry about radiations?

Is radiation really that dangerous?

When it comes to radiation, most people advise us against exposing ourselves to it. However, there's no way for us to hide from radiation mainly because it is always around us. The sun, for example, constantly gives off radioactive elements. What's more, radiation is at all times given out inside our body as our bones also emit the same sort of energy.

One of the most dreaded happenings that we never want to come about is an explosion of nuclear weapons. While it really is fatal during and after the blast, there's something that most of us is not aware of.

The durability and extent of a radioactive fallout are the basis of how threatening it can be. Of course, if the bomb is large, so will it's fallout durability and scope. Despite that, radioactivity and its strength die down pretty damn quick.

Moreover, a radioactive fallout doesn't have much adverse effect on life at a distance as it is limited to the immediate vicinity of the explosion. Also, a radioactive fallout is usually in the form of ash which can be wiped off from our skin and can be filtered in case it mixes with water.

And one thing that can calm us down is the fact that radiation is only dangerous or can cause different kinds of diseases if we are exposed to it in large doses.

Below are the established standard for radiation dosage:
  1. A dose not to exceed 500 rems per year for individual members of a general population.
  2. An average dose not to exceed 170 rems per year for the general population.
  3. A dose not to exceed 5 rems per year for radiation workers such as workers in nuclear plants and miners of radioactive elements.

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