Thursday, March 17, 2011

Graphs of radiation levels in Japan

The graphs give the radiation level in µSv/hour. According to wiki the natural background radiation is 2.4 mSv/year, which is 0.27 µSv/hour.

It doesn't look too bad yet. See the rest of the graphs here.

A graph of radiation risks for comparison:


dekus said...

I've been looking for reasonable data from Fukushima but it's all obscured with vague terms like "x times normal dose" or readings without duration followed by creeds like "we will all turn into zombies and eat puppies!" etc. Very frustrating! So thanks for the post!

pimp-a-lot bear said...

Yes it is hard to get quantitative data of Fukushima. frustrating indeed.