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Turns out that frequent flyer miles are not so good after all. Want to experience space weather? Just step on board an airplane. Flying above 30,000 feet can expose passengers to potentially significant doses of cosmic rays. We have just conducted a new survey of radiation on flights over 5 continents and, using bubble chambers, detected an abundance of deep space neutrons. Learn more about this biologically effective form of cosmic radiation on today's edition of Spaceweather.com.
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Re: NEUTRON RADIATION DETECTED ON COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE FLIGHTS
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2019, 17:05:32 »
You should look up what happens to older aircrew staff.

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Re: NEUTRON RADIATION DETECTED ON COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE FLIGHTS
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2019, 23:22:15 »
As the article states, aircrew and passengers have long been known to get higher doses of radiation but as a passenger, again as the article, it is spread over time rather than in one dose.  I seem to remember reading that aircrew, over their flight history, have about an increased 1-2% extra chance of cancer over a ground dweller as a result.

Trip to Mars might be interesting!

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Re: NEUTRON RADIATION DETECTED ON COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE FLIGHTS
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2019, 21:05:10 »
Its not as bad as it seems.

Look how much you get from just living in a house.

check out https://www.momtastic.com/webecoist/2013/01/22/hot-spots-earths-5-most-naturally-radioactive-places/

Guarapari, Brazil average dose is 175msV which is 17 red squares!

1 red = 20*25 green = 500 green
two airplane trips is 1 green

so you would need to take 250 flights to equal living in Guarapari for 1 year.



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