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Originally Posted by Tizmo View Post
What about Hazmat suits?
They keep you from being exposed to things through inhalation or absorbtion through skin/mouth-but more energetic radiation would go through them probably.

If you eat a block of plutonium (there was a FAMOUS bet a famous physicist made with Ralph Nader that he would do this if Nader ate the same amount of pure caffeine, that the later never took up), almost all of the isotope would go in one end and out the other-and you wouldn't be much worse for the wear...pure caffeine on the other hand is highly poisonous.

With radioisotopes in air, once you breathe them in-they settle in certain areas. Iodine settles in the thyroid, iodine tablets are given out to saturate the thyroid with iodine to prevent radioisotopes of iodine from getting in. Others settle in bone marrow etc. Not pleasant...and lead to all manner of health problems.

The workers wearing radiation suits/masks @ Chernobyl, sent to clear the roof of the exploded reactor building-got their entire LIFETIME dosage of radiation in about two minutes. As most of it was more energetic...not surprisingly they died quickly thereafter. AGAIN though, those guys had no badges, no safety conditions, and were volunteer firefighters who knew nothing about what they were doing-apart form the fact it was probably a death sentence.
Edited by Skripka - 3/14/11 at 2:19pm
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post #1232 of 2836
My lord...So greatful to live where I do. I'm praying these reactors don't melt down, that will be horrible and Japan obviously has enough on her plate.
post #1233 of 2836
From what my nuclear safety officer told me, if your going to get a lethal dose of radiation, make it 50 Rads or more, that will kill you in a half-hour. Under that you'll experience a lingering death taking up to a month as your body melts around you (to 20 Rads) and so on.
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My lord...So greatful to live where I do. I'm praying these reactors don't melt down, that will be horrible and Japan obviously has enough on her plate.
They likely already have suffered at least partial core melts....but it sounds as though containment is sound on 2 of the 3 reactors as of now.
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post #1235 of 2836
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That's fine, I suppose you know the exact current state of the plant and the conditions the personnel are working in, right?

Seriously, speculation is one thing, but when you try to sound all-knowing, the fear-prone people tend to go deeper into panic.

Let's try to keep our doomsday prophecies in check, eh, people? Pessimism isn't helping at all.
I know as much as you do right?...It was JMO so take it with a grain of salt please...I concur that the RAD levels are low to moderate, but if your the guy mopping up the mess then your more at risk... and I believe neither you, I, or the other (know it all) can predict the weather so a statement that the wind will blow contaminates out to the sea is awesome in itself. The statement about the lead house was just for sick humor even though lead offers one of the best transition factors when dealing with radiation, ever get an xray?...yeah that's lead inside that fabric they put on your chest.

Sincerely,

Lighten Up
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Your name is ironic Bull. Your example of sick humor is a bit alarming as there is nothing humorous about what's happening in Japan right now. Lighten up? Please have some respect sir.
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The accident, apart from some steam has been thus far contained inside the reactor. Why would workers isolated from the containment building get sick? Especially when even the steam releases probably weren't that hot radioactively?

You likely would get more radiation from a sunburn from vacationing on Key West that you would standing next to one of those containment buildings right now.
.

So how do you know that Japan isnt covering up how bad this actually is?
Do you have any proof that this is all contained in the containment building other then what we have been told?

I cant see them wanting to broadcast how bad this situation is!

you also say "probably" and "likely" in most of your posts - when its a situation that could be VERY bad.....probably & likely doesnt cut it.

(im in no way saying you are wrong! I have no idea! just saying we are all going off what the media and the company who owns the reactors are saying......and I dont trust them.)
Edited by Ando - 3/14/11 at 2:37pm
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Your name is ironic Bull. Your example of sick humor is a bit alarming as there is nothing humorous about what's happening in Japan right now. Lighten up? Please have some respect sir.
No kidding, I have already sent a donation and I'm not laughing either...
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How is it that we haven't flown every single one of our best personnel over to Japan to help with this crisis? Who gives a flipping s*** about the terrorist nations and their doings? This is going to impact the world ten times worse if it isn't contained quickly.
     
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Your name is ironic Bull. Your example of sick humor is a bit alarming as there is nothing humorous about what's happening in Japan right now. Lighten up? Please have some respect sir.
wooo, slow down there. some people(acually alot of us) use humor to help with stress. its the natural way of calming our selfs down. relax.
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