Most people freak out when they hear the word ‘radiation’ but not you! Thanks to XKCD, now you can enjoy your pocket guide to nuclear radiation. Amuse your friends, confuse your enemies. Survive the next atomic holocaust with ease now that you know how many micro-sieverts you can safely absorb in a 24-hour period!
As the EPA points out, all of us are exposed to radiation every day, from natural sources such as minerals in the ground, and man-made sources such as medical x-rays. According to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), the average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is 6.2 millisieverts (620 millirem)
Please enjoy your pocket guide to nuclear radiation. After you do that, please feel welcomed to dive down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Have a great weekend.