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From: email@example.com (StevJensen)
Date: 01 Nov 2002 01:40:41 GMT
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject: Re: eer
>Keith R. Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
>In article <email@example.com>,
>> Keith R. Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >You forgot neutrons. In all cases *fast* ones (high energy) will
>> >fry you. Ionizing radiation is badness to living things.
>> You are correct. I forgot that.
>> However, you forgot to answer the question. Even?
>I certainly did answer the question, perhaps in a different
>It doesn't much matter what is emitting what, as much as the
>energy behind what's being emitted. It's *IONIZING* radiation
Actually Ionizing radiation is the easiest to deal with. A sheet
of tinfoil will cover the problem + it generally will not penetrate
the skin(which is dead anyway) unless you happen to be in
physical contact with the source.
Neutrons are not ionizing radiation.
Neither is gamma.
Both are potentially more dangerous than the ionizing kind
because they will penetrate. OTOH on the up side the
probability that they will interact with something internal
to you is fairly low.
>> >I suppose you have hear of the dangers of radiation poisoning?
>> >Even ol' Sol's light causes cancer.
>> Actually with the exception of some genetic issues that destroy
>> the body's error correction system the major cause of cancer is
>> simply living long enough.
>> Die young. Guaranteed to prevent cancer :p)
>That's a good answer. Let people die! You're running for public
>office, I presume?
I presume you are one of the immortals?
Or that you can *stop* people from dying?
Perhaps you would be so kind as to share your secret with us.
If there is a 1 in a 1,000,000,000 chance of something
happening to you it happens to 6 people a day.
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