Most radioactive places on Earth: walk around for a kilometer

(ORDO NEWS) — Who on Earth is exposed to the strongest ionizing radiation?

Physicist-engineer Derek Muller has traveled the globe in search of the most radioactive places in order to understand how uranium has changed the modern world.

Radiation is scary, at least some of its types. The Geiger counter does not respond to cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and microwaves, as it only measures ionizing radiation, which has enough energy to knock electrons out of atoms.

It is measured in sieverts. If you receive more than 2 sieverts at a time, you will probably die soon. But we are constantly exposed to small doses of ionizing radiation.

For example, bananas are rich in potassium, some of this potassium is naturally radioactive. So when you eat bananas, you get 0.1 microsievert.


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