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Radiation and Reason: A clear and positive scientific account of the effect of radiation on life

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  • UserProfessor Wade Allison is a nuclear and medical physicist at the University of Oxford.
  • ClockTuesday 25 October 2011, 19:00-22:00
  • HouseThe Maypole.

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For more than half a century the view that radiation represents an extreme hazard has been accepted. This talk challenges that view by facing the question How dangerous is ionising radiation? Briefly the answer is that radiation is about a thousand times less hazardous than suggested by current safety standards.

For many this will come as a surprise. Why are people so worried about radiation? Should we choose nuclear power or face climate change? Education, understanding and simple scientific fact, not popular fear inherited from the days of the Cold War, are essential to mankind’s survival on Earth.

This talk is part of the Skeptics in the Pub series.

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