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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 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 Extremely severe dose. - survival possible with prompt treatment 5,000 6,000 Usually fatal dose Extremely severe radiation dose - high chance of fatality 10,000 10,000 msv Fatal dose 20,000 30,000 Highly targeted dose used in cancer radiotherapy Death inevitable within 2-3 weeks 50,000 10min exposure to the Chernobyl reactor core after meltdown ************************** 100,000 Immediate severe vomiting & coma - death within hours. sources: BBC, Guardian Datablog, Mayo Clinic, XKCD data: bit.ly/radiationchart note: logarithmic scale & average doses used, triangle illustrative David McCandless // v1.0 // Mar 2010 InformationIsBeautiful.net

Radiation Dosage Chart

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Our body has a natural level of radiation and we encounter radiation everyday in our lives. This infographic provides information about the different levels of radiation you can encounter and what the...

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