In his latest idiotic critique of the current administration, Ari Natter writing for Bloomberg quote-mines the hell out of a release by the EPA. His article concludes that the Trump administration (via the EPA) has raised the safe radiation dosage limit in drinking water.The NonsenseThe EPA's Protective Action Guideline Q&A
From "The Nonsense":"According to radiation safety experts, radiation exposures of 5-10 rem (5,000-10,000 mrem or 50-100 mSv) usually result in no harmful health effects, because radiation below these levels is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk," EPA said in the document. That level is equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest X-rays or seven to 14 chest CT scans, according to a comparison with Food and Drug Administration data.
The next paragraphs from the EPA (question number 55 from the Protection Action Guidance):Safety recommendations are designed to keep your dose as low as possible.
It takes a large dose of radiation—more than 75 rem (75,000 mrem or 750 mSv)—in a short amount of time (usually minutes to hours) to cause immediate health effects, such as acute radiation sickness.
The 750 mSv is actually a bit low as you have to apply a weighing factor to convert it to Gray. Nonetheless we're talking about doses
here, as in exposure that occurs within minutes. Who thinks they could actually get 5000 chest X-rays in half an hour let alone one? Ari apparently does.
In short Ari is criticizing the EPA/Trump Administration for things they did not say. The report doesn't really say much I find interesting anyway.
Came across this by watching Thunderf00t
(Side note: He has a separate video on how Yellowcake can actually be safely handled without an NBC suit)
So for the last time you liberal morons STOP MAKING US DEFEND TRUMP