Comparing Radiation Levels, what is Safe?

Even during the 20 year period during and following Chernobyl, the people nearby that disaster, who were exposed to most of that radiation, got far less than the Health Canada exposure limit of 100mSv over 5 years.

It is tough figuring all these figures but it appears to me that the Chernobyl victims received about 2.2 – 7.5mSv over five years,
or far less than the standard by Health Canada allows!

Fukushima is not Chernobyl!

As I have stated countless times now, and many, many qualified nuclear experts have too.

CBC Story Follows:

Health Canada lists the exposure limits for licensed sources of radiation as 100 mSv over five years and 50 mSv in a year for workers and 1mSv in a year for members of the public.

People living in two villages near the Chornobyl plant were exposed to, on average, 300 mSv of radiation. The average cumulative exposure for the general population in various affected regions of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine over a 20-year period after the accident is estimated to be between 10 and 30 mSv, according to the Merck Manuals reference publication for health professionals.

Comparing radiation levels

* Airline crew flying from Tokyo to New York by polar route: 9 mSV/year.
* CT abdomen: 8 mSV.
* Vomiting, nausea: 1,000 mSV.
* Death within a month for about half exposed to a single dose: 5,000 mSV.
* Short-term, whole body exposure resulting in immediate illness and death within a few weeks: 10,000 mSV

Sources: FDA, Reuters, World Nuclear Association

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