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Radiation exposure ‘greatly increased’ since early 1980s.

April 8, 2009 by  

Radiation exposure 'greatly increased' since early 1980s.In 2006, Americans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures, such as CT scans, as was the case in the early 1980s, according to a new report.

The report was released by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements at its annual meeting in Maryland.

It also found that as of 2006, medical exposure constituted nearly half of the total radiation exposure of the U.S. population.

Other sources included background radiation that comes from soil, rocks, space and the radon gas which penetrates into buildings.

Hence, it is good to keep in mind a few suggestions about protection against radiation.

For day-to-day protection against radon, a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas, it may be a good idea to have the home tested. If the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more, the home needs to be fixed.

In case of an emergency, it is important to keep in mind that the amount of radiation exposure increases with the time people spend near the source and decreaes with the distance from it.

Shielding also plays an important part. A thin piece of light material, such as paper, provides protection against alpha particles. However, there is no protection against inhaled or ingested alpha emitters.

Heavy clothing is necessary to protect against beta particles because some of them can penetrate and burn the skin while only thick shielding, such as lead, can provide adequate protection against gamma rays.

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  • http://personalliberty Jefferson

    Just a thought.. In the military they always made sure we had our iodine tablets. They served a dual purpose: to purify water & to ward off radiation sickness if exposed. If you keep your thyroid packed w/ iodine you won’t be able to absorb the radioactive iodine from atomic bomb fallout, which is the main cause of rad sickness. I think keeping your thyroid packed w/ iodine (I prefer powdered sea kelp, available in health food stores) is a good idea period to keep your immune system at peak functioning. Iodine & potassium, as well magnesium are great detoxers & protectors. Have a good weekend!

    • Chuck

      You might stockpile at least 240 caps of potassium iodide. This will protect you in the event of a nuclear exposure. **strong text

  • Nora

    Chemtrtails are even worse

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Lynn

    I have heard of this but have never known who to contact or if a kit was available to test my house with. Can someone help with guidance?

  • melissa

    I bought potassium idodite in case there was a problem but will start to take the sea kelp, are you sure it does the same thing.
    Is iodite and iodine the same- anyone know.????????

  • Cindy

    What about our food being radiated? (supposedly”safe”)

    • RBStanfield

      Actually it is not the radiation that is the problem or its byproducts, but that they try make food that is past its sell by date “good” by irradiating it. Doggy food in the first place that has lost its nutrition and taste is a lousy excuse to try and sell it.


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