Careful of those bananas!

In its usual humorously informative way, XKCD created the following chart which provides another measure of understanding radiation exposure.

Exposure to 1 Sv all at once (as opposed to spread out over time) is dangerous, and qualifies as minor radiation sickness.
1 Sv =  1,000 mSv (millisievert) / 1 mSv = 0.001 Sv
1 Sv = 1,000,000 ?Sv (microsievert) / 1 ?Sv = 0.000001 Sv

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More information can also be found HERE.

And from Wikipedia as well.


  • March 24, 2011 - 19:15 | Permalink

    Yeh thing’s been pretty loopy with banned veggies and mildly irradiated water…

    Im in the dark now enjoying my scheduled blackout =p Thank goodness for my kindle and cover light XD

    Hows your family? Are they still in Japan?

  • Tet
    March 24, 2011 - 20:47 | Permalink

    By the way, a friend on youtube explaining the situation…

    Its very… Interesting?

  • March 26, 2011 - 20:05 | Permalink

    That was pretty funny. Granted, it’s been more than 2 days, but the hard work by the “doctors” is still applicable..

  • March 26, 2011 - 20:06 | Permalink

    I’ve been lucky to avoid the blackouts so far… fingers crossed it continues! Family just left this morning back to Mongolia, it’s been nice having them over I have to say 🙂

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