this video, linked above and below, 'Connecting Dots' shows his
geiger counter states 'at 1.2 mSv exit the area'; and the readings
of the rain falling on Lake Louise, this July, is 1.68 mSv per hour,
[mSv is a thousandths of a sievert], and that anything above 0.4 you
are to look for the source of the radiation but at 1.2 do not look
for the source. Instead, exit the area immediately.
for Units of Measurement (Radiation)
This is in Alberta Canada at the peak of the continental divide.
And this shows that the levels are extremely dangerous. In the
video, motorcyclists are zooming by totally wet from this rain. He
is using his Geiger counter in a baggie held against a wet paper
towel he wet from his car windshield after driving east from Lake
Louise toward Calgary on the Trans-Canadian Highway. He gets
excitedly worried, and says he is going to rush to his room to take
a shower after seeing how high the levels must be in his hair from
standing in the rain.
The meter he is using measures 'dose per hour'. So in ten hours the
dose is 10 times, in one hundred hours, 100 times, etc. So, if you
live where he is testing, within 24 days, at the same rate, you
would have your bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen damaged. Within
recovery would be possible, not assured.
[see chart below]. These are permanent changes.
Realize that the US federal government multiplied the maximum
allowable radiation from the previous level by a factor of 100,000
That means what they previously said was "dangerous" now requires
100,000 times more radiation before they say it is dangerous.
Why? because there is nothing they can do to stop the radiation
from coming from Japan and reaching you.
Instead, they are calling it safe even though it is not safe.
Radiation is cumulative. It does not go away. Every exposure adds to
every other exposure you have ever had.
Some dairy products in Europe are now banned because of radiation
from Japan that came from west to east. That means if they got it in
Europe, it was because it passed over the USA. So who is measuring
the radiation in your food in the grocery store? NO ONE.
The sievert (symbol: Sv) is the International System of Units
(SI) derived unit of dose equivalent radiation.
attempts to quantitatively evaluate the biological effects of
ionizing radiation as opposed to the physical aspects,
which are characterized by the absorbed dose, measured in gray on
the meter. A micro seivert, mSv, is a thousandth of a seivert.
It is named after Rolf Sievert, a Swedish medical physicist renowned
for work on radiation dosage measurement and research into the
biological effects of radiation.
Whereas a given dose of radiation may or may not, in any amount,
affect a rock or a metal beam, in any noticeable way, and so is
labeled a 'gray' or Gy,
same amount of radiation is called a Sv in order to distinguish
doses that damage living tissue.
Both are defined as the amount of energy per unit of mass, or, for
you, in common personal terms, 'weight'.
Radiation is actual energy that can be measured.
effects are that more is more dangerous.
If you are a housefly, a small amount and poof! you are done. The
same amount of radiation energy might not be noticeable to an
elephant. It also depends on which part of your body gets the
exposure. A heavy particle like uranium or plutonium may never leave
Radiation is counted as cumulative. In other words, a certain total
amount will kill you. In reality, if you are exposed to X amount
over a lifetime, you may not notice it for a variety of reasons;
whereas if you are exposed to X amount in one hour, it may very well
kill you on the spot.
Thus, the idea of 'rate
Modern Geiger counters measure the amount and the rate at which it
is being received.
Charts such as below, list effects of amounts and time, in the case
of this chart, per day.
The unit gray measures the absorbed dose of radiation (D), absorbed
by any material.
unit sievert measures the equivalent dose of radiation (H), supposed
to have a damaging effect equivalent to the same dose of gamma rays.
Both the gray, with symbol Gy and the sievert, with symbol Sv are SI
derived units, defined as a unit of energy (joule) per unit of mass
Gy = 1 Sv = 1 J / kg
[all equal to each other but Sv is the term used to describe effects
on animals and humans]
all particles are not equal. For example Cesium 137 has a short half
life in months, and Plutonium has a half life in hundreds of
thousands of years. Baby teeth surveys for radiation in the U.S.
show the highest levels are for Strontium 90 found in, of all
places, Washington, D.C. So measuring the amount of radiation and
the rate at which it is arriving is one thing. The other thing is
how long is it going to stay around depending on what particle
landed on you or is inhaled or swallowed.
Malfunctioning nuclear reactors spew all the types of particles.
Make no mistake, Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl. Now you see why
even though Germany re-certified all their nuclear reactors
recently, they now have plans to shut them all down. We have no
plans to do so in the U.S.
See the attached screen snip, then watch the video.
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I included this to show the levels and the damage:
Symptom benchmarks [Wikipedia]
Symptoms of acute radiation poisoning (dose received within one
0.25 Sv (0 250 mSv): : None
0.25 1 Sv (250 1000 0 mSv):
Some people feel nausea and loss of appetite; bone marrow, lymph
nodes, spleen damaged.
Sv (1000 3000 0 mSv):
Mild to severe nausea, loss of appetite, infection; more severe bone
marrow, lymph node, spleen damage; recovery probable, not assured.
Sv (3000 6000 0 mSv):
Severe nausea, loss of appetite; hemorrhaging, infection, diarrhea,
peeling of skin, sterility; death if untreated.
10 Sv (6000 10000 0 mSv):
Above symptoms plus central nervous system impairment; death
10 Sv (10000 mSv):
Incapacitation and death.
THESE ARE SOME OF THE COMMENTS POSTED BELOW THIS VIDEO ON THE
radiation goes round and round the globe. West Coast or East
Coast, Europe or on it's way back to Japan - around the world
how many times via the jet stream? Some 120 days now & counting.
One thing is for sure, when it rains, this is when it pours down
the radiation. It is accumulating every day in the atmosphere -
with Japanese officials saying this will continue for years. Any
doubts to whether this is true - just watch this video. Forward
it to friends & loved ones.
car is toxic now. that poor guy on the motorcycle is getting
Doesn't matter, I've already tried once talking to two
motorcyclist and these guys won't hear it..at all, after all if
they did believe it, then they would have to park the
bikes,,,this is a tough issue with some.
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suggest you check the levels from the air filter of your car ?
Apparently, the particles accumulate in the fabric.
hard time finding the donate section? Will keep looking since
I've been following your videos since the March 11th disaster,
hey everybody....throw Connectingdots a couple bucks for
gas $. THIS IS TRUE JOURNALISM. Thank you.
: THAT WAS AT THE BEGINNING WHEN IT WAS REGISTERING AT .21 ...
WOW - THE 1.6 IS OBVIOUSLY 6x THAT!!!
stats are fuc*** lately. Shit's hitting the fan.
stuff gets into our lakes, drinking supply, etc. ... we're
hooped anyway. Radioactive particles don't just get cleansed
through a HEPA filter. If you ever want kids, go freeze some
sperm and eggs now inside a radioactive proof box.
same as getting an X-Ray in the arm every 2 hours... doesn't
sound like much but that's actually quite a bit of exposure -
and I agree - considerably dangerous exposure levels. Thanks for
cannabis, heavily, and save yourself !
Thanks for the documentation of your RAD reading. Question is
now: What can we do about it, and why have the Nations of the
world NOT closed down all Nuclear Power plants and gone to
I didn't write safe levels, but admittedafe
levels. These are from the French edition of CIPR_103, page 104,
chapter 5.2 "Limites de doses" I've been looking for an English
available one but failed (the one I've found yet is not for free
i read recently about radiations and contamination lead me to
doubt any "safe level" exists at all...
"Big Lie of Low Level Radiation" to know why I ran for Prime
Minister of Canada to reprogram the Bank of Canada's computer to
fund the mass-production of marijuana to fight all the cancers
going to get from the nuclear catastrophe. The danger is
squared, not linear. I"m the only candidate warning Canadians to
interesting that my screen shows that this video has been viewed
439 times, yet there are 70 comments and 106 "likes". With most
videos there isn't nearly so much involvement, leading me to
suspect that youtube is somehow understating the number of times
this video has been viewed. But good work, CD. I wish we had
better news, though.