Don't miss the awesomely informative graphic at http://xkcd.com/radiation/. Fun takeaways include:
- Living within 50 miles of a coal-power plant for a year doses you with almost three times as much radiation as living within 50 miles of a nuclear-power plant for a year;
- A single mammogram gives 24 times the average total dose someone living within 10 miles of Three Mile Island received;
- Cell phones emit no ionizing radiation (I knew this, but it's great to see it included); and
- The worst known one-day dose from the Fukushima region in Japan is about 3.6% of the lowest one-year dose clearly linked to an increase of cancer risk.
So…Panic minus facts equals stupid, but facts plus colors equals pure awesome. I get it now! ;)