Radiation exposure

  • Dimensions

    • Event
      • Accumulated doseage estimated to cause a fatal cancer many years later in 5% of people
      • Airline crew flying New York to Tokyo polar route, annual exposure
      • Annual dose at which cancer-increase is clearly evident
      • Chernobyl residents relocated after the blast in 1986
      • Chernobyl workers who died within a month
      • Chest x-ray
      • Crew flying New York to Tokyo polar route, annual
      • CT scan: abdomen & pelvis
      • CT scan: head
      • CT scan: heart
      • Dental x-ray
      • Dose in full-body CT scan
      • Exposure of Chernobyl residents who were relocated after the blast in 1986
      • Fatal cancer many years later in 5% of people
      • Fukushimia site per hour, 12 March
      • Limit for radiation workers every 5 years
      • Lowest annual dose at which any increase in cancer is clearly evident
      • Mammogram breast x-ray
      • Max at Fukushima plant yesterday, per hour
      • Max radiation levels recorded at Fukushima plant yesterday, per hour
      • Natural radiation we're all exposed to, per year
      • Natural radiation we're exposed to, year
      • Radiation per hour detected at Fukushimia site, 12 March
      • Recommended limit for radiation workers every five years
      • Single does which would kill half of those exposed to it within a month
      • Single doseage which would cause radiation sickness, including nausea, lower white blood cell count. Not fatal
      • Single dose, fatal within weeks
      • Spine x-ray
      • Typical doseage recorded in those Chernobyl workers who died within a month
      • Would cause radiation sickness. Not fatal
      • Would kill half of those exposed within a month