The fact that you did not know

We all know about the obvious things, which are the source of radiation: nuclear power stations, microwave ovens, nuclear weapons, and to visit some areas of Ukraine. However, you need to know about the less obvious sources of radiation. 9. Brazilian orehi

Brazil Nuts - one of the most radioactive sources of food in the world, but do not think that a couple of nuts reward you with super abilities. It does not reward people have tried. As I found one unfortunate lover nuts, Brazil nuts eating risk that feces and urine become too radioactive. The reason for this radioactivity is simple: the roots of the tree yielding fruit brazil nuts, leaving the ground so deep that they absorb large amounts of radium, a natural source of radiation. 8. Central Station New Yorka

Grand Central Terminal - one of the largest stations in the world. For planning to visit this station will be unpleasant to find out that this is one of the most radioactive stations. Its radioactivity is due to the walls and the foundation, built of granite - a rock that can contain natural radiation. The radiation level at the station is so high that it exceeds the level that the law can emit nuclear power plants. 7. Evacuation znaki

If you attend a school or college, or work in an office, you've probably seen glowing signs "Exit" (or Exit). Since the signs are designed to lead people to a safe place in the event of a disaster, they are not connected to the electrical network of the building - for electricity during emergency situations will most likely not. So how do they radiate this light? Batteries with a long service life? Hamsters in the wheel? Unfortunately, no: the light emitted by a radioactive isotope of hydrogen - tritium contained in the sign. So, if at the time of the disaster, povlёkshey of a power outage, the sign will break, the radioactive isotope can infect the entire building and the people in it. 6. Fillers for cat tualeta

If, for some reason, you ever want to dive into the toilet of your cat - well think over their decision. Apart from the fact that the very thought of it is sickening, cat litter and more is one of the most frequent sources of radiation in our homes. This is due to a major component of bentonite filler - clay mineral, which is perfectly able to absorb faeces and urine, but very poor in the ability to not contain residues of naturally occurring uranium and thorium it contains. Moreover, because the fall annually dump tons filler, there is a danger that this radiation can eventually get into the groundwater. 5. Banany

Bananas, like Brazil nuts, are the source of a small amount of radiation. But, if in case of Brazil nuts is the result of the tree "sucks" the radiation from the ground, radiation bananas suffer from the fact that it is in their genetic code. Before you rush to bury their bananas in leaded coffins should be aware that in order to get the radiation sickness should eat about 5 million bananas. So you should not worry - the moment when a person will eat up a five million banana, he was probably itself become a banana. However, radiation from the banana can be determined Geiger counter and if the passage of the radiation sensor at the customs in your bag would be a bunch of bananas, do not be surprised that you will stop. 4. Kitchen countertop granita

Let's say you already have vowed never to eat bananas and Brazil nuts. Your body was a temple dedicated to pure non-radioactive lifestyle. However, if your kitchen has granite worktops, there is a considerable chance that all the food cooked in it, was exposed. If you still remember the story of a New York station, you guessed why: Granite fine stores natural sources of radiation. 3. Sigarety

The fact that cigarettes are harmful, is no surprise: after all, on TV so much talk about it, and all that is shown on television - the truth! Many cigarettes contain radioactive material such as polonium-210 (the same radioactive isotope that killed Alexander Litvinenko) and lead-210 - if you look for reasons to quit smoking, here they are. These isotopes are stored in tobacco leaves during the manufacturing process cigarettes stand in the air in the form of steam when the cigarette is ignited, after which the smoker inhales them in the organism. Despite the fact that small concentrations of these isotopes, chemicals eventually accumulate in the bodies of smokers and are believed to be associated with the development of certain cancers. 2. Old ceramic and articles stekla

Very touching that my grandmother left you all these old vases and glassware, but do not let themselves be deceived: you should now throw all this, despite all the memories associated with them. Much of the pottery, the produced until 1960 - mainly that orange or red - contains a high concentration of uranium, adding that in the glaze gets the most recognizable color. Similarly, if you have antique glass with a greenish tint - it contains uranium. Not to mention that the drinking of such devices is not necessary, because in addition to radioactivity, so old porcelain dangerous by the fact that it stands out from the lead. 1. Glossy Paper zhurnalov

If a publisher wants to spend more money, the magazine is printed on glossy paper - mainly due to the fact that since the magazine will look better, but also for the reason that they believe consumers magpies who want to buy something shiny. However, in order to make it glossy paper coated with kaolin - white clay. As the clay material, which is made of cat litter, the clay is also able to include radioactive elements such as uranium and thorium. This clay is also used as a food additive and a component of many non-prescription medications.



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