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Radiation Dosage Chart

Radiation Dosage Chart Micro-Sieverts (uSV) 0.1 usv Eating a banana 0.4 Natural radiation in the human body -.. .......................... ...... 10 usv 1.0 Using a CRT monitor for a year 3.5 Extra dose from one day in average town near the Fukushima plant ... . *** . *. ***. . **. 5.0 Dental X-ray 10 μεν 10 Background dose received by an average person on an average day 40 Flight from New York to LA 70 Living in a stone, brick or concrete building for a year 100 μSν 100 Chest X-ray -............ 250 Release limit for a nuclear power plant for a year 400 Yearly dose per person from food per year . ............ 1000 usv 1,000 EPA yearly limit on radiation exposure to a member of the public 1,000uSv = 1.0 milliSieverts(1mSv) 1.0 msv 1.5 Spinal X-ray --.......... 2.0 Natural background radiation we're all exposed to per year ... ******* **** ******. . 3.0 Mammogram 3.6 One day dose at two sites 50km NW of Fukushima . .. ............................................ (however, other nearby areas saw barely elevated levels) 6.0 Dose from spending one hour on the grounds at Chernobyl in 2010 ---........--.....................--...........- 10 10 mSv 1 rem Average CT scan -.. .................... 36 Smoking: 1.5 packs a day for a year 50 Maximum yearly dose permitted for US radiation workers 100 msv 10 rem 100 Annual dose at which increased lifetime risk of cancer is evident ... . . 250 Dose limit for US radiation workers in life-saving operations 400 Maximum radiation levels detected at Fukushima per hour ------------------------------------------------------------------.---------- Lifetime increase in cancer risk: 1 in 250 500 Slight effect, decrease in blood cell counts - return to normal in a few days Temporary radiation sickness. Nausea, low blood cell count. Not fatal. Per hour in surface water in tunnels outside Fukushjima No2. reactor 1,000 2,000 1000 msv 100 rem 1 in 125 Severe radiation poisoning, nausea & vomiting, but recovery likely 4,000 5,000 6,000 Extremely severe dose. - survival possible with prompt treatment Extremely severe radiation dose - high chance of fatality Usually fatal dose 10,000 10.000 msv Fatal dose 30,000 50,000 Death inevitable within 2-3 weeks 10min exposure to the Chernobyl reactor core after meltdown -........ . . ************************* 100,000 Immediate severe vomiting & coma - death within hours. Risk of harm is dependent on both the dose and the dose rate (the time the body is exposed to that dose). So a dose of 1000mSv over an hour is considerably more damaging than a dose 1000mSV over a year. David McCandless // v1.35 // Mar 2010 sources: BBC, Guardian Datablog, Mayo Clinic, XKCD data: bit.ly/RadiationChart (case sensitive) note: logarithmic scale & average doses used, triangle illustrative InformationIsBeautiful.net

Radiation Dosage Chart

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