25 facts on radiation, which shows how little we know about it

Most people would agree that radiation is dangerous. However, around this phenomenon, there are many prejudices. In fact, each of us is literally bathed in radiation, most of which are harmless to humans. < Website publishes a compilation of short facts that reveals new details about the radiation, of which we have not heard before.

on board a nuclear submarine background radiation is less than on land. There is a possibility the destruction of the sarcophagus covering the reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This may cause a radiation leak. During the construction of Grand Central Terminal large number of granite were used. For this reason, the radiation level there is very high and exceeds even the standards valid in the nuclear power plants. In the Chernobyl zone grow mushrooms called Cryptococcus neoformans, which thrive under the influence of radiation. The average smoker throughout the year gets a radiation dose equal to about 300 X-ray procedures. This is due to the fact that the presence of radioactive isotopes in the smoke. December 24, 2004 the Earth came under the strongest in the history of the release of radiation. This spike came from a neutron star, which is 50 thousand light years from our planet. < Bananas have a high level of radioactivity. Closing your eyes, astronauts sometimes see bright flashes. They are caused by cosmic radiation falling on the retina. Pilots and flight attendants a year receive a large dose of radiation than nuclear power plant workers. Therefore, they are officially classified as «working in conditions of radiation». A handful of uranium is almost as radioactive as 10 bananas. We're told that Bananas are radioactive! US program to develop nuclear weapons was called "Manhattan Project." Under this program, staged quite cruel experiments on the effects of radiation on humans. For example, babies fed radioactive oatmeal. As part of the Manhattan Project Albert Stevens received an injection of plutonium. He died only 20 years later and became a man, lived the longest after a dose of radiation. Pravik Vladimir was one of the first firefighters tushivshih Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It is said that under the influence of radiation his eyes changed color from brown to blue. The United States has tried to deny that the atomic bombing of the area exposed to radioactive contamination. They even announced it is Japanese propaganda Radium opened Marie Curie, first used everywhere -. From toothpaste to candy. Naturally, this has led to health problems. People living near coal-fired power stations that receive a large dose of radiation than those living near nuclear power plants. In the middle of the 20th century in America the game was sold under the name "Atomic Energy Lab Gilbert U-238." Her set included samples of of the uranium 238. 50,006,364

In the next few thousand years, a binary star system WR 104 should become a supernova. This release of radiation can cause a mass extinction on Earth. American flags on the Moon completely faded due to solar radiation. Approximately one percent of static electricity untuned TV comes from the cosmic background radiation left over from the Big Bang. soybeans planted in the Chernobyl zone developed anti-radiation protection. This finding may be useful to people. After studying life around Chernobyl and other nuclear disasters zones we found that some species have survived because of genetic mutations that occurred under the influence of radiation. It turned out that in fact the person emits more radiation than his cell phone. Industrial waste containing arsenic, more harmful to people than a similar amount of nuclear waste. We are constantly exposed to radiation, most of which are harmless. Dangerous ionizing radiation only in high doses (X-rays, gamma rays and the like. P.).

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