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Greenpeace measures Radiation at Fukushima

Eventually even the official data reveals dangerously high levels of radiation.

Results of Greenpeace Radiation team independent monitoring of air, soil, and food in the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear plant: Google Map

Radiation forecast data released
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_20.html

What radiation level is considered safe

1 rem = 0,01 Sv = 10 mSv

Dose equivalent H

The equivalent dose in an irradiated tissue or organ resulting from the absorbed dose by multiplying by a weighting factor (w R) [1] for the particular type of radiation. This takes into account the different biological effects, we of the various types of radiation. H = w R

EFFECTIVE DOSE

The effective dose is obtained by summation of the weighted equivalent doses of each irradiated tissues and organs. The weighting factors (w T) [2] take into account the difference in radiation sensitivity of different organs in relation to the risk of cancer and genetic changes. An even-even exposure of the whole body or individual organs is at the same effective dose of the same radiation risk. E = S Tx w T H T

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