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cosmic rays

Dear Radsafers,

	I heard on the radio (NPR, I believe, ) some time ago that the human body 

is hit by cosmic rays approx. 10,000 times each second.  And that cosmic 

radiation in the form of  subatomic particles impacts the earth at the rate 

of 1 / sq cm / second.

Can anyone tell me if these numbers are reasonably correct, or at least in 

the ballpark?  Thanks.

Peter Sandgren

Training Division

GIS Operations

Connecticut Office of Emergency Management


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