Making sense of radiation dose – an excellent visualization from xkcd.com

by Andrew Maynard on March 20, 2011

The webcomic kxcd.com has an intriguing and informative visualization of effective radiation doses from various sources, and the potential health implications.  Highly recommended – both for encapsulating important information on radiation dose, and as an example of presenting complex information in a highly accessible form:

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