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Radiation: Maybe Not As Bad As You Think

May 28, 2018

Radiation is everywhere. It's emitted by our sun, by cat litter, by bananas and occasionally by nuclear bombs. It's even emitted by you, and by me, and by every living (and dead) person in the world. So why are we so scared of something so prevalent in our everyday lives?

While certain types of radiation can be very harmful in high doses, our fears may have more to do with how radiation is portrayed than it does with the actual danger of exposure. Today we talk with experts about the benefits, risks, and oftentimes misguided fears of radiation.


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on November 21, 2018.