Few people know that there are federal safety limits for exposure to the weak radiation emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices. There often is language about this embedded right in our phones, but finding it requires knowing where to look, wading through sometimes five or more steps and then making sense of the technical jargon.
That “CAUTION IONIZING RADIATION” yellow and black warning sign is intimidating enough to frighten anyone – as though any thought of radiation exposure is enough to us running for SCBAs, chemical suits, and bunkers.
Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
The radiation guides allow cleanup many times more lax than anything EPA has ever before accepted.
April 17, 2013
The White House has given final approval for dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs.