except chernobyl and fukushima are hardly comparable in scale and sheer fuck-up.
Jay wrote:Yes, it's not like you get exposed and it's a 100% guarantee you get cancer. There is a threshold past which your exposure increases your likelihood of cancer, but humans deal with a certain amount of background radiation every day. There is natural uranium, boron, etc in the soil which decays and releases radiation. The amount released to say, Stockholm, wasn't enough to cause even a single case of cancer, but it sure looks scary in a gif.
uziq wrote:humans have resiliency to radiation? have you seen the hospitals full of deformed children in ukraine?
A few years ago people were posting stuff about Fukushina radiation reaching the west coast of the US and freaking out about it, but the amount of new radiation wasn't anywhere near even the natural background radiation. People get scared easily, and it's usually nothing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_o … l_disaster
It has still been approximated that about four hundred times more radioactive material was released from Chernobyl than by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ... Approximately 100,000 square kilometres (39,000 sq mi) of land was significantly contaminated with fallout, with the worst hit regions being in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia
a bit more than bougie moms in california worrying about their health-food store bought salmon. but sure, 'people get scared easily' and ayn rand-toting jay is here to impart a bit of rationality to the matter. i don't think anyone was denying the existence of natural background radiation, boron in rocks, potassium in bananas, or your grandpa's tooth x-rays.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2019072 … death-toll
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