In our literature and in the movies an apocalyptic earth is often depicted with human survivors. However, this is fiction. The fact is, in a radioactive Earth there would be few Mammalian survivors, as we do not have the anatomy to persist in such an environment.
No one wants radiation, but the truth is radiation can be useful when used in a judicious manner, as in nuclear medicine. Radiation cannot be completely avoided. We are going to be exposed to radiation, unless we live in a “lead lined cave”, as radiation comes to us from the sky, as well as the very ground we live on.Then of course, we have our own man made radiation, such as x-rays that adds to what nature gives us on a daily basis.
This eBook highlights what is radiation and how over exposure can have serious consequences. We discuss the past nuclear disasters and the aftermath of the Chernobyl Soviet Union meltdown of April 26th, 1986.