xkcd Explains Radiation Exposure

There’s been a lot of misinformation going round about the amount of radiation coming from the nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan. Here in L. A. at least some people have gone in to survivalist mode, and I’ve seen at least one Facebook friend seriously asking if anyone else was planning on evacuating from California before the nuclear cloud hits.  So, to deal with all the confusion over how much radiation is dangerous, Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular webcomic xkcd, has created this chart illustrating various levels of radiation exposure. Click the chart to get it full sized.

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