Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hong Kong background radiation is higher than most parts of Japan

The Hong Kong Observatory is reporting radiation readings that are essentially unchanged since April 1, at 0.14 microSv/hr.  Official numbers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show radiation levels in central Tokyo reached a high of 0.109 microsieverts per hour in Shinjuku Ward yesterday. The article doesn't state the typical background levels for Hong Kong prior to the Fukushima incident.  Story here

This infographic is useful overall, just disregard the banana equivalent dose at the very top. No respectable research source should be caught comparing banana doses these days. 

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