Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Radioactive substances are on Bananas

Everyone always wary of radioactive substances. However, what happens if you swallow the substance directly through food unexpected, that a banana? Believe it or not, bananas are basically contain substances radoaktif.

Reporting from Unrealfacts, Wednesday (29/9), although bananas contain radioactive substances, but is not dangerous at all. You've probably suffer serious exposure if consuming five million bananas in one meal.

Bananas are radioactive substances because they contain potassium isotopes. Potassium-40 (K-40) is about 0.01 percent of all potash. It has a half-life of about 1.25 billion years. Consequently, if we eat a banana, then the body absorbs radiation.

For every gram of K-40, about 31 atom per second will rot. There are also other radioactive foods, including potatoes, nuts (especially Brazil nuts), and red beans. Potassium is basically an essential element for the body of nutrients.

A scientist named Randall Munroe tried to arrange a special chart that shows the perspective of the amount of radiation received by humans in a dangerous situation, such as an hour of exposure to Chernobyl, or under ordinary conditions, such as eating a banana. Munroe noted bananas only makes a person exposed to radiation at very low doses.

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