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  •  Another way to put this in perspective (6+ / 0-)

    -- that is, besides the 14 Bq/L of seawater (although my source puts it at 17, as you say, it varies) -- is the human body's radioactivity, which is 19,000 Bq, or about 278 Bq/kg.

    We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. -- G.K. Chesterton

    by Keith Pickering on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 08:47:30 PM PST

    •  Since the age of the tuna is relevant I've got to (1+ / 0-)
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      Joieau

      ask. Is 19,000 Bq for a new born baby like you or an old man like me?

      I've had a while to bioaccumulate and I did spend some time in the Marshall Islands. ;-)

      I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

      by Just Bob on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 09:37:12 PM PST

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    •  Cumulative. (2+ / 0-)
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      live1, atana

      Do you know the meaning of the term?

      Cumulative, adj.

      : increasing or becoming better or worse over time through a series of additions

      : including or adding together all of the things that came before

      [Mirriam-Webster]

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