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  •  Don't forget living on the surface (0+ / 0-)

    Courtesy of a certain uncontained fusion reactor, there's just about no way to escape minimal doses of radiation.

    Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

    by fearlessfred14 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 06:36:06 PM PDT

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    •  And living in Denver... (0+ / 0-)

      Which has higher levels of radiation exposure due to being in mountains with lots of granite which has Uranium which produces Radon. On top of the extra cosmic radiation dose from being at a higher altitude.

      I need better confirming evidence, but apparently the .1 rem/year excess dose criteria for Fukushima evacuation would call for the evacuation of Denver.

      On top of that there are the high levels of self exposure that smokers do to themselves which is several times the increase of just living in Denver.

      Spreading bio-accumulative radioactive isotopes is a different creature, and has an additional set of problems.

      Basically, it is not as simple as saying radiation BAD.

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