Background Radiation

More from Health Physics Society: http://www.hps.org/publicinformation/ate/faqs/radiation.html
 

What is Radiation?

A good introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l2/emspectrum.html

A helpful site link for a broad overview of ionizing radiation by the World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/about/what_is_ir/en/index.html

For a sense of just how small atomic particles are, see this animated video: http://www.ted.com/talks/just_how_small_is_an_atom.html


RadTown USA

http://www.epa.gov/radtown/

http://www.epa.gov/radtown/enter-radtown.html 


Air France Online Radiation calculator for airline flights

http://www.sievert-system.org/WebMasters/en/evaluation.html


Radiation Protection Standards:

http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/osradtraining/biologicaleffects/page.htm


What is “Safe” dosage of radiation for humans?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) link covers some of the issues: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/1994/safe-0105.html

Many of the issues of radiation doses and the body are addressed at the Princeton University webpage: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/osradtraining/biologicaleffects/page.htm


FUKUSHIMA and SafeCast

See PBS with Inspector Alert™, New ONYX™, and bGeigieNano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLdOkKAeROg

Also PBS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCrTBmbXAqI

PBS: Fukushima’s Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan: http://video.pbs.org/video/2209769748/

Article about changing of Radiation level standards in Japan: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/parents-revolt-radiation-levels


CHERNOBYL

See Euronews: Work on New Sarcophagus Continues as Chernobyl Marks 27 Years: http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/27/work-on-new-sarcophagus-continues-as-chernobyl-marks-27-years/

BBC Fallout maps: http://radioactivemonticello.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/chernobyl-fallout-maps-from-the-bbc/

See photo essay via green peace: http://vimeo.com/22105492#

Specific exposures by country in Europe: http://www.davistownmuseum.org/cbm/Rad7b.html


Other Websites with Nuclear News and Radiation Concerns updated daily or weekly and many archived articles:

ENE Energy News: http://enenews.com/

Fairewinds Energy Education: http://fairewinds.org/

Fukushima Diary: http://fukushima-diary.com/

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/safety/accidents/Fukushima-nuclear-disaster/

SAFECAST: http://blog.safecast.org/

EPA: http://www.epa.gov/radtown/index.html

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