Fukushima Forecast: Radioactive particles to be concentrated over Midwestern US on April 1, 2 (VIDEO)
* Although xenon is not toxic, its compounds are highly toxic — CRC handbook of chemistry
How much is ‘too much’?
Radiation is invisible. You cannot taste it, smell it or feel it. It’s not possible to directly measure the amount of radiation exposure a person has had. When you see people with Geiger counters checking a site like Fukushima Daiichi, they’re measuring contamination, which generally refers to actual radioactive particles.
There are four main types of ionizing radiation:
–Alpha particles: relatively heavy, cannot penetrate human skin or clothing, but can be harmful if they get into the body in another manner.
–Beta radiation: can cause skin injury and is harmful to the body internally.
–Gamma rays: high-energy invisible light that can damage tissue and is most dangerous to humans.
- Nuclear Forecast: Radioactive particles appear to concentrate over surface of Northern California on March 28, 29 (VIDEO)
- Forecast shows Tokyo under radiation threat on Sunday March 20 (VIDEO)
- IAEA: If radioactivity continues from Fukushima, health hazard to USA “may have to be reassessed” — CNN (VIDEO)
- EPA: Penn. and Mass. have seen elevated levels of radiation in rain — “Short-term elevations” not a health concern… How about Long-term?
- Is Fukushima radiation plume highly dispersed before it hits US West Coast? Watch latest forecast from Norway (VIDEO)