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Does Belarusian milk contain strontium-90 at levels above safety standards?

The Associated Press organised to test some milk in Belarus - an area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident The state-run Minsk Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology said it found ...
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Does low-dose radiation from X-rays or CT scans cause cancer?

Some researchers claim that, despite wide belief, that exposure to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation (LDIR) from computed tomography (CT) and X-ray medical imaging scans does not cause cancer. Jeffrey ...
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Does placing metal inside the microwave damage the microwave?

It's practically common knowledge that microwaving metal objects can damage the microwave. I've heard this multiple times, mostly from my mom, and I've always believed it to be true. But is it? Would ...
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Is wireless charging harmful?

My phone has a wireless charging coil, and it got me thinking about how much EM radiation a charger would actually produce. I'm sure some tinfoil people are up in arms about it, and a quick Google ...
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Does Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation induce emotions or hallucinations?

This question about Aspartame cites a source which states that ELF, extra low frequency wave transmission, can be used to induce emotions, feelings or hallucinations. I did a quick Google search, ...
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Has first cancer case been directly confirmed to Fukushima cleanup?

Slashdot reports First Cancer Case Confirmed From Fukushima Cleanup: Following on from reports of elevated levels of child cancer and 1,600 civilians deaths from the evacuation, this is the first ...
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Are child thyroid cancer rates around Fukushima 20—50x higher?

According to Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation By YURI KAGEYAMA Oct. 8, 2015 4:25 AM EDT A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been ...
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Can ionizing radiation be seen in videos taken on a mobile phone?

This article1, among other things, claims that mobile phones can be used to detect radiation: ... the presence of scintillating pixels – white dots that flashed on and off briefly in the mobile ...
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Is it possible to block the radiation emitted from cell phones?

I have heard conflicting reports on whether it is possible to block the type of radiation emitted from cell phones, for example by consumer products/shields such as ...
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Have 1822 people died in Fukushima as a result of the nuclear accident?

The news is showing photos of people protesting against the restarting of nuclear power plants in Japan. This photograph is making the rounds: Have 1822 people really died in Fukushima as a result ...
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Does low-intensity radio-frequency radiation lead to cancer? [duplicate]

A recent review article, Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation reached a surprising conclusion our analysis demonstrates that low-intensity RFR ...
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Does Zeolite remove heavy metals and radiation from the body?

This seems to be a potentially dangerous claim: The Scientifically proven Micronized Zeolite from Zeolite.com Zeolite is a breakthrough supplement that works at the cellular level by trapping ...
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Does this video of electromagnetic radiation from energy efficient bulbs indicate any danger?

This video on Facebook shows someone using an "electromagnetic radiation detector" to show that the new energy-efficient light bulbs give off alarmingly dangerous amounts of radiation. ...
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Do granite tiles emit radioactive radon gas?

I have read that granite tiles emit radioactive radon gas, which is a health hazard. Is this true?
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Has carbon dating indicated that live humans are 4000 years old?

A friend of mine told my wife that carbon dating is unreliable because it has been performed on live humans and indicated that the test subject(s) are 4000 years old. Is there any truth to this ...
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Does extremely low frequency radiation from mobile phones and tablets have adverse health effects?

Is ELF (extremely low frequency) radiation emitted by the electrical appliances' battery's current considered to have adverse health effects, or is this radiation too low to be considered? I'd like ...
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Is beer safe after a nuclear event

I've heard somewhere that beer is safe to drink after being exposed to radiation (like after a nuclear explosion). Is it true? And why would it be safe to drink it while water would not be safe to ...
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Does nuclear radiation increase the risk of heart attacks?

In Adam Higginbotham's article Chernobyl 20 years on, it's implied that nuclear radiation increases the risk of heart attacks: Now, nearly 20 years after the disaster, the survivors of Chernobyl ...
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Can X-ray scanners damage mobile SIM cards? [closed]

My bag passes through an X-ray scanner every day. They insist that our mobile phones need to be in the bag as well. I have heard from a person that continuous scanning damages the phone's SIM card. ...
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Can bentonite clay remove radiation from the human body?

According to sites like this, bentonite clay can absorb and remove radiation from the human body. Calcium Bentonite clay is the natural detoxing agent that can be used internally, externally ...
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Does eating food which was exposed to *ionizing* EM radiation pose a health risk?

From what I've read, non-ionizing EM radiation is harmless. There is little evidence that it causes any health issues. This is also the consensus here on Skeptics, that's the case in mobile phone ...
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Is food in Alberta, Canada contaminated with radioactivity?

A Canadian high-school student is reported to have found that some kelp from supermarkets is radioactive beyond safe limits. “Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International ...
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Metal objects through X Ray (cabinet scanners) daily [closed]

I work in a secure facility where all my belongings have to be x rayed daily. Is there any possibility that metal objects such as watches, keys, coins etc. can absorb any harmful radiation? Thanks.
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Does a mobile plugged in to the charger produce more radiation?

I've been hearing this a lot lately, but I can't seem to find anything to disprove (or prove) this claim. I know that a weak signal means the phone produces more radiation (which makes sense), but a ...
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Do tinfoil hats protect against any sort of radiation?

Delusional conspiracy theorists are commonly portrayed as wearing tin-foil hats to protect against mind-control rays from sinister organisations such as ...
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Can NSA's portable surveillance radars emit 1kW of RF energy?

I came across this talk by Jacob Appelbaum, where he revealed some tools used by NSA for the mass surveillance via TAO. At the end of the talk he also added that the NSA could actually beam a 1 kW RF ...
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Does this video show Fukushima Daiichi radiation in San Francisco?

On December 23, 2013, a man who goes by the YouTube username KillYour0TV took a Geiger counter to Pacifica State Beach in San Francisco and detected disturbing levels of radiation as he approached the ...
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Could some pacific fish (export, or migratory) be dangerous for those at-risk of certain cancers?

It seems plausible that increased radiation exposure could negatively impact the health of these populations. cancer patients currently on a chemoradiation regime cancer survivors who are at-risk ...
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Do radiation hotspots occur “naturally”?

"Naturally" is probably not the best term, but I wonder if one chose a random city and poked about with a Geiger Counter, would one find similar figures to those reported here by a civic group and ...
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Are dental X-Rays safe?

Although I had to take 5 this month on individual teeth, my dentist reassured me that with the current technology there is absolutely no risk and that I can take as many as I need. If you search the ...
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Does wifi stunt cress growth?

A couple of weeks ago there were reports of an experiment by schoolchildren that appears to demonstrate that wifi router radiation adversely affects cress. There's been time now for the leading ...
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Radiation dangers with GPS/navigation cellphone apps [closed]

From Wikipedia: Some national radiation advisory authorities... have recommended measures to minimize exposure to their citizens... Do not use telephone in a car without an external antenna I'd ...
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Does Japan export food that is unsafe to eat in Japan?

This claim states that some of the foodstuff that leaves Japan is deemed unsafe there because of the radioactivity levels, and is exported to places with more lax restrictions, like the United States. ...
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Can CT scans performed on a child's head lower his or her intelligence?

The Daily Mail reports that X-rays and CT scans performed on a child's head could lower their IQ: The study is the first to suggest that medical X-rays to the head could harm the development of ...
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Does alcohol consumption have an effect on radiation poisoning?

I've just watched the Vice video Hunting the Radioactive Beasts of Chernobyl where they claim that drinking alcohol would prevent (or at least reduce) radiation poisoning effects. However, I've been ...
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Have people died of cancer from the Fukushima daiichi nuclear accident?

A Japanese person wrote in her diary today that her English tutor told her that a lot of people in Japan have got cancer due to the Fukushima daiichi nuclear accident, and were already dead last year ...
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Could Fukushima daiichi cause the health problems suffered by the USS Ronald Reagan crew?

I came across the Huffington post article Fukushima And The Navy: Sailors Sue Japan Nuclear Plant Owner, Saying Disaster Made Them Sick. It's talking about a lawsuit against the operators of Fukushima ...
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Do depleted uranium shells cause birth defects?

I've seen a few articles on depleted uranium rounds possibly causing birth defects in the last few years, but most of the articles have a 'doubter'. From what I can tell, the numbers aren't ...
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Is non-ionizing radiation known to cause any health issues?

Non-ionizing radiation, like radiation from mobile phones, electric power transmission, and radio frequencies, etc. is regarded by the majority of people as safe to the human body. However the World ...
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Does a cell phone emit 1000 times more radiation when its battery is low?

Found this gem on G+: The rest seems all extremely circumstantial except the very last item. The 'radiation' they're talking about, I'm assuming, is electromagnetic radiation - which would be ...
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Can radiation from wireless phones and computers harm babies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do mobile phones have anything to do with brain cancer? There is some discussion about the harm of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from mobile phones and other ...
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Are train passengers exposed to dangerous levels of cell phone electromagnetic radiation?

This article warns of cell phone radiation on trains: Train passengers exposed to cell phone electromagnetic radiation (Better Nutrition) Passengers on packed trains and subways may be exposing ...
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Is Cesium-137 detectable in all wine bottled after the 1940's?

In the White Collar TV Episode Bottlenecked it was claimed that a test of all vintage wines bottled before the ABomb would not contain any Cesium-137 but wine bottled in the years since all contain ...
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Does the radioactivity on Hiroshima's soil affect radiometric dating?

I heard several times from creationists that now, if scientists would examine the land in Hiroshima, it will tell them it is millions of years old all because of the atom bomb. And because of that ...
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Can the Bioguard X bracelet protect the body from radiation?

We have TV commercials in Israel right now of a new invention that is also planned, from what I read, to be marketed worldwide. It is a bracelet that according to the company protects you from ...
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Is there a lower limit on radiation that's harmless to humans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is some level of radiation “good for you”? According to a Fox News article by Steven Milloy, called Trillion-Dollar Radiation Mistake, A federal ...
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How dangerous are rare earth processing by-products?

A rare earth processing plant's waste could contain the element Thorium, which is radioactive. I've pored through plenty of articles and Thorium by virtue of its long half-life has a very low amount ...
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Is it okay to eat food that has been through airport x-ray scanners

I took 4 flights last week, and my chocolate was scanned 4 times in the baggage scanner. Is it safe to eat that?
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Do cacti absorb harmful radiation emitted by computers?

It is a common belief that cacti absorb radiation; consequently, a lot of people put potted cacti by their computer as a safety means. Do cacti actually absorb radiation? Even if so, will a small ...
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Is Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP) legit?

Polycontrast Interference Photography supposedly creates images of a body's "organizing template of energy" by detecting interference patterns in 'ordinary' photographs using special software filters. ...