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Relative Paranoia

2011/03/23

With people irrationally raiding pharmacies for Potassium Iodide tablets, here’s a very instructive chart showing exactly how much radiation we live with daily.  That we’re exposed daily at all might worry you.  But importantly, the chart shows relative exposures.  If you’re trying to understand something, anything, it helps to understand the broad context of what’s being thought about.  Many of our neighbors, sadly, don’t.

(Click on the graphic for a larger version of the chart)

Source:  http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/03/19/radiation-chart/

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