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An example of environmental dangers.

After the problems in Japan, there is more concern about nuclear plants.

Yearly radiation dose examples

* Maximum acceptable dose for the public from any man made facility: 1 mSv/year
* Dose from living near a nuclear power station: 0.0001–0.01 mSv/year
* Dose from living near a coal-fired power station: 0.0003 mSv/year
* Dose from sleeping next to a human for 8 hours every night: 0.02 mSv/yr
* Dose from cosmic radiation (from sky) at sea level: 0.24 mSv/year
* Dose from terrestrial radiation (from ground): 0.28 mSv/year
* Dose from natural radiation in the human body: 0.40 mSv/year
* Dose from standing in front of the granite of the United States Capitol building: 0.85 mSv/year
* Average individual background radiation dose: 2 mSv/year; 1.5 mSv/year for Australians, 3.0 mSv/year for Americans
* Dose from atmospheric sources (mostly radon): 2 mSv/year
* Total average radiation dose for Americans: 6.2 mSv/year
* New York-Tokyo flights for airline crew: 9 mSv/year
* Dose from smoking 30 cigarettes a day: 13-60 mSv/yea
* Current average dose limit for nuclear workers: 20 mSv/year
* Dose from background radiation in parts of Iran, India and Europe: 50 mSv/year
* Dose limit applied to workers during Fukushima emergency: 250 mSv/year

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So, sleeping with someone every night gives you 20 times more radiation than living near a nuclear plant.

The most "environmentally concerned" state in the USA is California. I lived in California many years and still love the state. But some of their environmental rules are close to lunacy. DHEA is banned but I fail to see any problems to any reasonably sane person. If you take huge amounts of DHEA or almost anything, you will have problems.

So, to be logically consistant, California should ban people from sleeping together.
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Hahahahaahhaah! What a nice, interesting and informative thread with a dose of humour. Smiler)

What is your zodiac sign, Dr. Pickart?

PS: I wonder what the radiation dose from spending a few hours in front of your computer is or talking on your cell. btw I read an article a few days ago about scientist linking cell phone use to cancer more and more these days. The sad thing is that such observations need decades to end up with definite conclusions. People thought tobacco smoking was safe when cigs first appeared... :/
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We should protect the environment. The earth is our home, so what we done may be doing harm to ourselves.


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SS another cool kid. Welcome to the lunch table. Stoney and me were born in different years but found out we have the same Birthday Smiler
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