The nuclear Industry knows from ICRP 1966, publication 8, that the maximum death rate due to natural radiation is 100 deaths in 1,000,000 people. So, they use THIS RATIO as base for their term “SAFE”. Every radiation that kills 100 people in 1,000,000 is SAFE. This is the official allowed death rate. Tolerated by your officials, experts, health authorities, national nuclear bodies and politicians. This is the base for dose limits. This is why they compare man made radiation with natural radiation. As an excuse. FACT.
“… there is no amount of radiation so small that it has no ill effects at all on anybody. There is actually no such thing as a minimum permissible dose. Perhaps we are talking about only a very small number of individual tragedies – the number of atomic age children with cancer, the new victims of leukemia, the damage to skin tissues here and reproductive systems there – perhaps these are too small to measure with statistics. But they nevertheless loom very large indeed in human and moral terms.
Radiation, in its simplest terms – figuratively, literally and chemically – is poison. Nuclear explosions in the atmosphere are slowly but progressively poisoning our air, our earth, our water and our food. And it falls, let us remember, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, on all peoples of all lands, regardless of their political ideology, their way of life, their religion or the color of their skin. Beneath this bombardment of radiation which man has created, all men are indeed equal.”
~~~~~~~ John F. Kennedy (US President, Jan ’61 – Nov ’63) 1960
This president was the last president who understood this.
thanks Marushka France.