Radiophobia

Radiophobia still exists in Japan and even North America. There is radiation everywhere, always has been. It doesn`t mean that it is dangerous at very low levels. Some misguided people seem to expect it should be zero. I don`t know if there is a place on the planet where you cannot find radiation. People in New York,
Hong Kong and London are living healthy and happily with more radiation than in Tokyo. I just don`t see people dropping like flies from cancer in the Big Apple or near Big Ben. I think we have more important things to worry about like avoiding getting schmucked by a car or a bus. Much more likely than dying from radiation in Tokyo or New York.

There is a blogger in Tokyo who seems to think Tokyo`s radiation has to be zero to be safe. Unfortunately he has some followers who believe him.

Before Fukushima, Tokyo had radiation. 200 years ago it did too. No one worried about it then. At low levels it is not harmful.

Our bodies have evolved over millions of years to cope with small amounts of radiation. The amount of radiation that is in Tokyo now.

Seriously, we all have more important things to worry about, like getting to work on time, eating well, getting enough exercise and hugging our loved ones.

Live your life!

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