Do you have #Fukushima-related questions for Dana Durnford’s occasional Q&A sessions? Mine are listed below.
- Can mosquitoes spread radioactivity? Ans: yes
- If I’m a cancer stage 3 survivor, with radiation treatments. Should I avoid flying? Ans: radiation treatments have reduced your body’s ability to hold oxygen. Flying will lower your oxygen levels.
- What is the difference between sieverts and CPM, and can you convert from one to the other? Ans: They are different, orthogonal measures. You can’t convert from one to the other.
- How do you buy a Geiger counter, and what are the good ones? Ans: Go online and buy an “Inspector EXP”. Configure it to detect (cesium-137?). Still need more clarity on this.