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Radiation on flights
« on: August 19, 2019, 11:37:31 PM »
Saw this snippet in a periodical I subscribe to where it quotes some studies/talks that flights have the same level of exposure to radiation as a number of x-rays, while not dangerous as a one off, I am curious if people have heard of this or factor this in to frequent flying. Here is a pic with refrences:
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Re: Radiation on flights
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 12:04:03 AM »
Saw this snippet in a periodical I subscribe to where it quotes some studies/talks that flights have the same level of exposure to radiation as a number of x-rays, while not dangerous as a one off, I am curious if people have heard of this or factor this in to frequent flying. Here is a pic with refrences:

It's of no consequence. A flight from NY to LA is the same radiation as eating 400 bananas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose
https://xkcd.com/radiation/

 
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Re: Radiation on flights
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 10:06:41 AM »
It's of no consequence. A flight from NY to LA is the same radiation as eating 400 bananas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose
https://xkcd.com/radiation/
That does not seem to be what this paper says:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15172873/
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Re: Radiation on flights
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 12:33:43 PM »
It's of no consequence. A flight from NY to LA is the same radiation as eating 400 bananas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose
https://xkcd.com/radiation/

Who says that the amount of radiation in 400 bananas is safe on a frequent basis?

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Re: Radiation on flights
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 01:39:48 PM »
I actually tell hesitant patients that dental x-rays have less radiation than a flight nyc-ord and it calms them down
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Re: Radiation on flights
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 01:54:29 PM »
I actually tell hesitant patients that dental x-rays have less radiation than a flight nyc-ord and it calms them down

Yup. Heard a similar quote from a Dr. years ago.
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