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  •  It's not this or that... (3+ / 0-)
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    Joieau, radv005, ozsea1

    ...either - or.  It's not a comparative situation.  Radiation dosage is cumulative.  Not linearly cumulative due to decay rates, but it is cumulative nonetheless.

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    by dharmasyd on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 12:09:54 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for that pertinent observation, (3+ / 0-)
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      dharmasyd, radv005, ozsea1

      dharmasyd. I'd add only that biological damage caused by radiation is also cumulative (hence the cumulative nature of additional dosage). A microgram-size particle of plutonium in your lung doesn't make the damage to your thyroid from iodine exposure go away, even though the iodine's been gone for years... §;o)

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