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9,907 hits 4.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 6 years ago by buddy

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Who knew flying gave you so much radiation?
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6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 3/21/11 - 8:43:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who knew flying gave you so much radiation?
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 3/21/11 - 9:33:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
That much from a mammogram?
And they're trying to make sure that you DON'T have cancer?
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/22/11 - 6:58:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Some of the amounts blew my mind.
That's alot of cubes to kill !
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/22/11 - 8:15:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 3/21/11 - 9:33:39 PM HardRocks wrote:
That much from a mammogram? And they're trying to make sure that you DON'T have cancer?


It's not like you get a mammogram every week. It's really not that much.
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/22/11 - 8:22:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
@HR: It would take fifty years of annual mammograms to get the same radiation as a radiation worker receives in a single year (according to the chart).

And, according to the chart, you would have to have 100 mammograms a year to be relatively sure that you'll have cancer.
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/22/11 - 10:47:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
...fine. It's still slightly disconcerting.
Just like when you get your teeth x-rayed at the dentist, and they throw that big lead apron over your chest. Always leaves me wondering, "what about my brain?"
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/23/11 - 8:16:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's simply not that much radiation to be concerned about. It says there that a teeth x-ray will expose you to 5 microSv, which is 0,005 % of the yearly limit for radiation exposure of a member of the public, not to mention 0,0001 % of what a radiation worker is allowed to be exposed to (which is half of the level of exposure that has clearly been linked to increased risk for cancer).
6 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/23/11 - 10:22:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Scary stuff >.<



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