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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Good Clothes To Wear To Prevent Radiation Damage From Flying

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Are there any good clothes to wear to prevent radiation damage from flying?

Are there any good clothes to wear to prevent radiation damage from flying?

Yes, but why bother.: Lead lined clothing will block the rays. But there is such minute exposure, why bother. How do u plan on getting past the metal detectors. Your question is one of many examples of the unfounded ears that are so rampant in america, reaching hysterical proportions. ...Read more

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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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My friend went to Japan, 8 hours from Fukishima (nuclear reactor 3yrs ago). Would she have any radiation, would it spread to me or clothes? And why?

My friend went to Japan, 8 hours from Fukishima (nuclear reactor 3yrs ago). Would she have any radiation, would it spread to me or clothes? And why?

No: No risk. First she was a long distance from the radiation, and not likely exposed. Second it would not accumulate in her or her clothes unless directly exposed. Third three years have passed and any small amount of radioactive material that she might have had on her clothing would have been washed away in three years of laundering. ...Read more

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If you had radiation treatnent 6 yrs ago would that make a lot of static coming off your body I can see sparks coming off my body when I take clothes?

If you had radiation treatnent 6 yrs ago would that make  a lot of static coming off your body I can see sparks coming off my body when I take clothes?

No: Radiation does not have any effect on this. During the winter with dry air in your home the shuffling of socks on carpet and the friction of your clothes creates static electricity. When you touch a metallic object it discharges and you feel and hear the discharge. Static electricity is created like when you rub a balloon on your hair. ...Read more

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If I touched radioactive gemstones, would radiation stay on my skin or clothes? Can you explain why?

If I touched radioactive gemstones, would radiation stay on my skin or clothes? Can you explain why?

Nonradioactive: Gem stones are not radioactive, so you are safe in that regard to start off. Secondly, for radiation to remain on you particle from the source material need to remain on you and polished stones do not give off physical particles. ...Read more

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My friend went to Japan, 8 hours from Fukishima (tsunami/nuclear reactor). Would she have any radiation, would it spread to me or clothes?why?detail

No: Radiation is energy, like sunlight or radio waves. Unless your friend picks up particles from the reactor that emit radiation and brings them back (not at all likely) you can't get radiated from her. ...Read more

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I touched shampoo bottles from Japan. From 3 yrs ago where the tsunami/nuclear reactors happened. Would radiation be on me or my clothes? And why?

No danger: Radiation damage occurs when the radiation waves pass through a substance and cause damage. Just touching an object like a shampoo bottle would not contaminate you or your clothing. ...Read more