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 Post subject: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 11:20 am 
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On a facebook page I've been discussing a unit similar to the banana equivalent dose to replace the bequerel. One thought was to use popular health spa and find the most active of them. Then we could say something like "the water emitted today from Fukushima was 200 milli-Lourdes" or the like.

So, what are the most highly active popular spas? Hmmm. Milli-Spas. Has a nice ring to it!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 5:53 pm 
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why not rate it as......

the radiation dose absorbed flying across the atlantic ocean.....

"half an atlantic dose"


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 7:17 pm 
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For a popular unit in the US I'd stick with fractions rather than milli ... For places that use the metric system I'd guess that the general population understands the 750 milli units is less than 1 unit but in the US I would not make that assumption.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 11:19 pm 
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The point is that I want to rate it vs something seen as good. Folk LIKE spas. Lourdes is GOOD.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 04, 2013 6:21 am 
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I would suggest Guarapari Brazil Beaches.

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2013/01/ ... ve-places/

Up to 175 mSv/year.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 04, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Nice, but maybe too much of a mouthful?

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 05, 2013 10:20 am 
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KitemanSA wrote:
Nice, but maybe too much of a mouthful?


Then use "Brazil Beaches" as shorthand. Like the sound of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Dec 05, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Ah, those dreaded bananas...."the radioactivity from a truckload of bananas is capable of causing a false alarm when passed through a Radiation Portal Monitor used to detect possible smuggling of nuclear material at U.S. ports." <= that from a government report actually. You can Wiki search it.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Mar 01, 2015 9:38 pm 
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Cyril R wrote:
I would suggest Guarapari Brazil Beaches.

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2013/01/ ... ve-places/

Up to 175 mSv/year.


Let me add one very important tidbit about Guarapari Brazil Beaches.
Those aren't remote secluded beaches.
Those get as crowded as south miami beaches in our summer. So crowded you might not find space to open up your towel to lay on the sun.
Tens of millions of Brazilians have bathed for days in end on those beaches over the last 50 years alone.
If those beaches had any cancer consequences, epidemiological studies would have found it, but instead they found NOTHING. No deviation from national cancer normal range.
I myself have spent a cumulative year (diluted over my many decades) on those beaches. My mom is far more regular than me, probably spent years worth of exposure. I'm far more afraid of skin cancer than from the sands. We own a condo right at the beach front, we have our meals 50 yards mostly up from the beach.
Guarapari is just the most popular one, we have a hundred miles of monazite beaches in my state alone (ES), millions flock to those beaches every summer.

http://s2.glbimg.com/0UpM5IjVHTT2H7soTO ... .16.49.png
http://s2.glbimg.com/bfqShFT3hxoUo1yZoL ... .09.18.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TDpPbG6SBqg/U ... a+2013.jpg

For hundreds of images, google: "praia guarapari lotadas" or Crowded Guarapari Beaches in portuguese.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Treasure Hunt
PostPosted: Mar 01, 2015 10:32 pm 
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I suggested Finns in another post. I'll have to look up a reference, but the average Finn gets a higher dose than someone living in Denver or Fukushima. This is for steady background radiation. A pulse is different, which is a constant cause of confusion. An explanation of both, in one breath, would be helpful, too
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