[ExI] How dangerous is radiation?

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 19:02:59 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> The radiation hormesis speculation only considers low doses of
> ionizing radiation within the region of natural background radiation
> levels. So populations in those areas of natural higher background
> radiation could be studied.
> Although as Anders mentioned, excluding other factors from the study
> would be difficult.
> Another problem might be - what type and duration of radiation?
> Ionizing radiation includes alpha particles, beta particles and
> neutrons, as well as mesons that constitute cosmic rays. These have
> different penetrative power to affect the human body. If radiation
> hormesis exists, it might not be a whole body effect. It might only
> affect certain organs or the immune system.
> Looks like a long research project.

Lots of people get xrays, is that sufficient amount of radiation to
have noticeable effect?

Though health information is unavailable for casual data mining.

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