“The Earth is radioactive, due to the decay of natural long-lived radioisotopes. Radioactive decay results in the release of ionizing radiation. As well as the Earth’s radioactivity we are naturally subject to cosmic radiation from space. In addition to both these, we collect some radiation doses from artificial sources such as X-rays. We may also collect an increased cosmic radiation dose due to participating in high altitude activities such as flying or skiing. The average adult contains about 13 mg of radioactive potassium-40 in body tissue – we therefore even irradiate one another at close quarters!”
That’s a great topic to follow up…
The Immediate Aftermath
With the core now fully exposed, a plume of smoke, radioactive fission products and debris rose up to about 1km into the air. The material was carried northwest by the wind – mainly to Belarus, though other areas were affected, including Ukraine. Fires broke out all over the plant. About 250 firemen were called, many of whom were not equipped with measuring instruments to monitor the radiation dosages they were receiving. The operators and rescue workers are to be commended – many stayed on call in the area after having been relieved of their duties and many risked their lives to save others and bring the situation under control. Most of the fires had been extinguished by 05:00, but the graphite fire continued for another nine days. The main release of radioactivity into the environment was caused by the burning graphite. http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A2922103
Have been looking at how radiation is presented, and explained in recent centuries. What is ra-diation? How do we interact with “it.” And it with us. Also the types and spectrums of radiation. Came upon picture-book version for recent history, with nicely done primer images:
“A short lesson in how radiation enters the human body, compliments of the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. These images are from a booklet on nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll…” Thanks to http://www.IodineHistory.blogspot.com for pulling together the images. http://iodinehistory.blogspot.com/2013/02/radiation-101.html
1.PHYSICS: the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, esp. high-energy particles that cause ionization.
the energy transmitted by radiation, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
plural noun: radiations.
verb: 1. emit (energy, esp. light or heat) in the form of rays or waves.
“the hot stars radiate energy”
synonyms: emit, give off, give out, discharge, diffuse; More
(of light, heat, or other energy) be emitted in the form of rays or waves.
“the continual stream of energy that radiates from the sun”
synonyms: shine, beam, emanate.
adjective: 1.having rays or parts proceeding from a center; arranged in or having a radial pattern.
“the radiate crown”
Origin early 17th cent.: from L
mid-15c., “act or process of radiating,” from Middle French radiation and directly from Latin radiationem (nominative radiatio) “a shining, radiation,” noun of action from past participle stem of radiare “to beam, shine, gleam; make beaming,” from radius “beam of light; spoke of a wheel” (see radius). Meaning “rays or beams emitted” is from 1560s. Meaning “divergence from a center” is 1650s.
Ok, a few million sites on google, there must be plain-spoken persons speaking/writing about all the various”radiations” in one place. And nuclear radiation. And ra-dio-activity…
Ra and Dio or Dia…
R AND Ra:
“hawk-headed sovereign sun god of Egyptian mythology,” from Egyptian R’ “sun, day.”
Or simple public wiki offering:
Ra as creator–
“With the Ancient Egyptian’s complicated polytheistic beliefs, Ra was worshipped as the creator god to some Ancient Egyptians, specifically his followers at Heliopolis. It was believed that Ra wept, and from the tears he wept came man…In a passage of the Book of the Dead, Ra cuts himself, and his blood transforms into two intellectual personifications: Hu, or authority, and Sia, or mind. Ra is also accredited with the creation of the seasons, months, plants, and animals.”
I can begin a conversation ASKING someone who is holding themselves out as a “knower”of life, what they can tell me about ra-diation. Radioactivity. Electricity…
How lucky they are to understand it all!! Or maybe they don’t! Maybe I simply need to be in a study environment, or University town environment where beginner mind might be kindly, patiently graciously, answered.
Or wait, this link:
AN INTRODUCTION TO COSMIC RADIATION!
and updated march 10, 2014: https://illuminatedbeauty.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/radiation-101-ra-di-a-tion-the-word-and-intent/
“ What Is Radioactivity?
Discovery of the Electron and Proton:
We shall begin by attempting to understand what we mean by such terms as: radioactivity, isotope, proton, gamma ray et.
But first a warning. Most of these and other terms we shall employ here are, properly, not things, but concepts. We may, at times, form visual images of them, but we must remember that not only are they not generally per- ceptible to our senses, but even if they were, our conception of what they are would never be comprehended by a verbal definition. The same methodological warning applies here as to the inevitable failure of any effort to interpret natural law in the manner of the strict constructionist.”
WELL! DO YOU THINK THAT ONCE, IN ALL THESE TIMES, IN RECENT YEARS, ANYONE EVER SAID THIS TO ME? NO! (and I paid cash money to study with some who that they know.) BUT I WILL BET 10 TO 1 THAT IF I REPEATED THIS paragraph above TO THE ONES I ASKED: FROM ENGINEER, TO COMPUTER SPECIALIST, TO LAWYER, TO INVESTMENT BANKER woman, to Medical doctor: Nope. Now the New Ager specialists who tell of quantum, and zero-point, and energies, TO YOGA TEACHERS, SCHOOL TEACHERS, WHO ALL SPOUT OFF, AND GET PAID TO DO SO IN THEIR FIELDS! WELL, THEY’D ACT LIKE THEY KNEW THIS. OR even better, THEY’D ARGUE, IF I TOLD THEM IT WAS MY OWN THINKING, AND DID NOT TELL THEM A SOURCE. HMPHHH. THERE IS SOMETHING TO THIS. I suppose the young ones don’t care, they have their mysteries, and trips to Is-Ra-El. And are living it rather than actually telling of it.
In our times: ONE DOES BEST TO STUDY OR LUCK OUT BEING BORN TO ANCIENT CULTURES.
BUT the BALONEY SLICERS ARE EVEN COMING OUT OF THESE LANDS.( I’LL TRY TO FIND THAT VIDEO.)
AND THE ENERGY HEALERS,(INCLUDING CHARISMATIC FOREHEAD HITTERS,) THE REIKI PEOPLE, THE AMERICANA DARSHAN BESTOWERS. THE THEN THERE ARE AND THE YOUNG WANNA’ BE ANTHONY ROBBINS’ AND DALE CARNEGIE’S OF YOGA, ALL CHEERING PEOPLE ON WITH THEIR ENTHUSIASMS, OR SMUGLY SPOUTING YOGI CONCEPTS, THAT ARE JUST THAT, CONCEPTS. All these COACHING, HYPNOTIZING, AND ACTING AS IF, BECAUSE THEY ARE SPEAKING WORDS OF SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY, THIS SOMEHOW SOLIDIFIES MATTERS AT HAND. And they KNOW.
We have it in x-rays.
Our own bodies radiate: http://www.rerowland.com/BodyActivity.htm
And I loved coming upon this at the Rowland site:
THE RADIOACTIVITY OF THE NORMAL ADULT BODY
In spite of the frequently stated phrases that “all radiation is harmful” and that “there is no safe dose of radiation”, we humans contain, survive, and thrive with rather remarkable quantities of radioactive materials in our bodies. This is not unexpected, for we do live on a somewhat radioactive planet.
Consider a warning given to us by a respected anti-nuclear activist’ Dr. Helen Caldicott, who stated “It takes only one radioactive atom, one cell and one gene to initiate a cancer”.
Does this imply that every time a radioactive atom decays in the body a cancer results? Or does it mean that once in a while such an event may cause a cancer? The statement is meaningless without an estimate of the risk per event.
Let’s consider the source of the nearly 8000 radioactive events that take place in our bodies every second.
RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS IN THE HUMAN BODY
How do these radioactive atoms get into our bodies? Read on if you are interested.
You’ve got types of radiation all kinds of gadgets and lamps and machinery with infrared radiation
And more… You’ve got this interesting story of an irradiated and radiating couple!
“Young couple actually merged with ionizing radiation and obtained special abilities. They discovered that it was like food for them, whereas it would be harmful for us, even deadly.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCOlcogukjE
Our trip to one of the uranium mines in the Czech Republic in search for tasty uranium minerals. http://youtu.be/8bRH2JVLo7Q
Extracted Uraninite from uranium mines converted into uranium oxide powder that easily and appetite we eaten. Uranium – the main building material from three radionuclides for body (Radium, Plutonium, Uranium). This element of hemoglobin, which we needed for life.
Welcome to The Health Risks of Extraterrestrial Environments, an encyclopedic site whose goal is to present a discussion of the space radiation environment and its health risks to humans. The intent is to make this a good starting point for researchers new to space, radiation, or both; a source of useful information for established investigators; and a teaching tool for students. The Health Risks of Extraterrestrial Environments (THREE) – A discussion of the Space Radiation Environment.