Radioactive sulfur over California shows exactly how bad the Fukushima radiation leak was

When emergency technicians in Fukushima attempted to cool the overheating reactor with seawater, they didn’t realize they’d be enabling a set of incredibly accurate calculations that would allow researchers half a world away to calculate how bad the leak had been, and where it was going in the environment. When the seawater hit the reactor, … Continue reading

Can a change in solar activity increase the risk of radiation to air passengers?

By CHRIS PARSONS Changes in the solar activity of the Sun could pose an increased risk of radiation to passengers on long-distance aircraft, experts have warned.   Researchers announced the warning after studying the effects of radiation on aircraft crew and passengers during long-haul flights.   Air passengers have been warned that they could face a … Continue reading

Do they radiate danger?

A lot of grim warnings and dire predictions have been floating around lately regarding the dangers of using mobile and cordless phones, earphones and even bluetooth headsets excessively. Research has suggested that using a cellphone for half an hour each day can significantly increase risks of developing brain cancer within ten years. However, the scientific … Continue reading

Flaxseed may help protect against radiation effects

Washington, Aug 15 (PTI) Flaxseed, a cheap and safe food item known to be rich in fiber and antioxidants, can also help protect against the damaging effects of radiation, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that a diet of flaxseed given to mice not only protects … Continue reading

Can CT Scans Be Made Smarter To Use Safer Amounts Of Radiation?

by MAUREEN LANGLOIS Doctors are crazy for computed tomography, or CT scans. The medical images can help them make diagnoses quickly, and they’re easy to use. The scanning devices are often housed in the emergency department, which is one reason CT use among emergency patients rose 330 percent 1996 to 2007, according to a study out this week. … Continue reading

Japan’s air: 300 times more radioactive than Chernobyl

San Francisco – Dr. Chris Busby, world famous physicist, said tests run at the respected Harwell Radiation Laboratory in England demonstrate the airborne radiation in Japan is 1,000 times higher than radioactive “fallout” at the peak in 1963 of H-Bomb detonations by the nuclear powers. The calculations were on radioactive Cesium 137. Busby certifies the … Continue reading

Nagasaki Univ., IAEA to cooperate in radiation medicine research

NAGASAKI (Kyodo) — Nagasaki University and the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed Tuesday to cooperate in research and education on medicine for radiation-caused diseases. “The university has experience in education and the IAEA has a strong voice in the international society. I hope we will complement each other,” said Shigeru Katamine, president of the university … Continue reading

NASA: Sun Emits Powerful Solar Flare, Produces Coronal Mass Ejection

This image provided by NASA shows a solar flare, the largest in 5 years. The image was was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in extreme ultraviolet light at 131 Angstroms. Scientists say the bursts of radiation hurled by the solar blast were not in the direction of Earth, so there will be little … Continue reading

Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

(CNN) — Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established. A team of 31 scientists … Continue reading

Fear of nuke radiation

By Takehiko Kambayashi – AS Japan marked the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki yesterday, the city’s mayor asked why Japan has to go through another radioactive fallout crisis. The 1945 bombing, the second in the closing days of World War II, killed 74,000 and injured about the same number in the … Continue reading