Tuesday, 16 February 2016

NORM waste

Here is an example of the stupidity and paranoia over low-level radiation. They are complaining about NORM waste (which is "Naturally occurring radioactive material"). USA defines NORM waste at 5 picocuries/gram. I calculated a 70kg person is about 235135 picocuries (8,300 Bq), or 3.36 picocuries/gram. That makes living people 2/3 radioactive waste. Our ashes certainly must be NORM waste.

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