[ RadSafe ] How can I get more radiation
rjcihak at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 10:15:37 CDT 2012
Thanks. Very interesting.
What brand and model number of welding rods do you use? My hardware store
carries Lincoln brand, in 3 different models. Of course, the online spec
sheets don't seem to include this information.
What instrument did you use to measure the radiation? And, at what distance
was the instrument from the rods? etc.
Also, 15 mrad/hour background x 24 hours/day x 365 days/year = 131.4
rads/year. 150 mrad/hour would be 1,314 rads/year. Might those units of
measurement be microrads instead of millirads? Or, as once happened to me in
an article that got published in the Washington Times (DC) newspaper, did
you use the Greek letter mu (for micro 10 - 6) and have your word processor
translate it to m (milli 10 -3)?
Robert J. Cihak, M.D.
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] How can I get more radiation
To get a Denver dose of gamma, for 5 years I sit on 40 thoriated welding
rods 3 hours a day (at my desk, under a pillow). It registers 150 mrad/hr vs
15 background at my crotch.
I bought 3 sacks of KCl to put under my bed, but my wife objected and it
would not have given half as much, anyway.
On Oct 17, 2012, at 7:59 AM, "Theo Richel" <theo at richel.org> wrote:
> All right so I have read the literature on LNT and hormesis and all that
and I have decided that the benefits of low level radiation exceed the
risks. Of course I do not know whether that works on my individual level but
I decided that it is time to try it out and increase my exposure to, 100
milliSievert a year, possibly spread over multiple doses. Does anyone here
have some practical advise how to realize that?
> I know about Japanese gadgets like ceramic eggs ventilating radon or
clothes with radium enriched threads. But on the Japanese site I can find
nothing on the quantity of radiation they produce (and I suspect that the
Dutch government will have its own ideas on my importing these things).
> I could go to a radon spa, but I just read that the personnel in a Greek
spa (Ikaria) the personnel receives 35 milliSievert per year. So I would
need to change my job and emigrate which I do not want. And it still is far
from the 100 milliSievert I 'need'.
> I know that professor Luckey has a lump of ore in his home which
irradiates him constantly (even to the point of burning him slightly he
says). Het couldn't tell me about the dose he received that way, he wasn't
interested in that. U do not know much of the equipment that is used for
radiotherapy, but I suppose it is tuned to give a highly focused high dose,
whereas for my purposes whole body low doses seems more appropriate. But
possibly radiologists have been thinking about this.
> Of course I am aware of the legal barriers, but I am willing to confront
them, first I want to explore the practical side of this.
> So I'd love to get in touch with people who have given this issue some
thought. You can also pm me at theo at richel.org .
> Theo Richel
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