Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't Give Me Banana Equivalents, Airplane Radiation and X-Ray Exposure Baloney

Internal emitters--radiation that is inhaled or consumed--are fundamentally different in their impact to the body than external exposure to beta and alpha radiation.

The body does not assimilate the radioactive potassium from bananas. Don't believe me? Check wikipedia on this.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose

JOURNAL ARTICLE
'Radiation doses and risks from internal emitters." Journal of Radiological protection. published in 2008 by John Harrison and Phillip Day


Majia's summary:

THIS ESSAY EXPLAINS WHY THE International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) MODEL FOR INTERNAL EMITTERS IS FLAWED FOR PREDICTING EFFECTS AND DESCRIBES HOW LOW-DOSE IONINZING RADIATION CAUSES DNA DAMAGE INSIDE BIOLOGICAL BODIES.

IN PARTICULAR, THE ARTICLE EXAMINES INTERESTING DIFFERENCES IN DNA EFFECTS DEPENDING UPON THE TYPE OF INTERNAL RADIATION.

THE ARTICLE ALSO NOTES AN INTERESTING EFFECT WHERE THE IONIZING DAMAGE CAUSED BY A RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT VARIES ACROSS ITS TRACK THROUGH THE BODY

CONCLUSIONS

External exposure cannot be compared with internal exposure.


Type of radiation is very important when predicting effects.


Radioactive elements inside the body don’t evenly distribute energy and may have higher outputs towards the end of their track

IMPLICATIONS

It is absurd to compare the epidemiological significance of Fukushima with the cancer rates of populations living at high elevations!

It is absurd to compare X-Rays with consumed Iodine, Cesium, or Plutonium.

The potassium in bananas does not compare with Cesium or Plutonium.

I'M TIRED OF THE PROPAGANDA!

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