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Thursday, April 2, 2020
Is the Radiation from Airport Body Scanners Dangerous?

Is the Radiation from Airport Body Scanners Dangerous?

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What do granite countertops, bananas and airports have in common? They're all emitting low-level radiation — constantly. Yet, according to toxicologists, people aren't coming into their offices with concerns about their kitchen renovations. Instead, just one of these sources is a cause of disproportionate anxiety: the security scanners in airports. Patient concerns are often based…
How Did Radiation Impact the ‘Liquidators’ of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster?

How Did Radiation Impact the ‘Liquidators’ of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster?

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The 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in Chernobyl hurled huge amounts of radioactive material into the air. In the minutes to years that followed, around 530,000 recovery operation workers, such as firefighters, called "liquidators," went in to put out the fires and clean up the toxic mess. These liquidators, who worked between 1987 and 1990,…
Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Understand What Does It Cost?.

Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now...

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There are  plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut or the planet itself. New data from one of the many spacecraft at work around Mars confirm just how dangerous a round-trip human journey would be by measuring the amount of radiation an astronaut would experience. Cosmic radiation is made up…

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