Title: San Onofre Radiation Risk Called Minimal
Source: NBC Los Angeles
Date: Feb 2, 2012
Experts say radiation is all around us — from the rays of the sun to the granite beneath our feet. [...]
Charlie Zender, a UC Irvine professor. [...] said even those who work inside places like San Onofre would have to double their exposure [to around 100 millisieverts per year] to be at an increased risk of cancer. [...]
Zender suspected that if any radiation was released, it was less than a chest X-Ray [...]
But radiation can come to us in unexpected ways. Zenger said potassium in our bones and carbon in our flesh also emit radiation.
In fact, Zenger said, sleeping next to someone adds the equivalent of eating one banana each day, neither of which are considered harmful.
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Published: February 3rd, 2012 at 11:17 am ET