Nothing that will cause death... at least i hope...
but 20 years down the line cancer cancer caner.....
Chernobyl spread radiation for 1000s of miles, this is on a whole new level
If people are telling you dont worry etc... wright them off, because they are uneducated.
Go read the effects of low levels of radiation
Yes low levels of radiation will not kill or make you sick.
But any type of radiation contact starts to break down DNA, the risk associated with it are much more extreme than smoking.
But even low amounts of radiation has extremely bad consequences down the line...
Its just not immediate
Ex rays last for a second. This is a constant dosage, and wide spread food and water contamination.
If you are somehow saying this is worse than Chernobyl, that is ridiculous. Chernobyl had radiation rates that killed helicopter pilots within days because the radiation levels were so high. While crews working in the Chernobyl facility received lethal doses in minutes. The Chernobyl explosion actually damaged the reactor core causing a complete meltdown. The explosion also released actual core materials into the atmosphere. In Japan, the fuel rods are still intact and only the housing of the reactor has been damaged from a hydrogen explosion. Radiation is being released because of low water levels. Water is used to cool the reactor and trap the radiation.
And no, low amounts of radiation does not have "extremely bad consequences". Smoking is far far worse than the slightly radioactive air that is drifting around Tokyo at the moment.
Stop being melodramatic and fabricating your own conclusions. And if you want to, keep them to yourself.
Edited by wontonforevuh - 3/17/11 at 9:00am