Radiation Reality


This site provides a variety of information about radiation, ionizing and non-ionizing, from the perspective of a rational, common-sense approach.  It is my hope that you will go away with a feeling of greater confidence when considering the hazards and non-hazards that the spectrum of radiation brings to us here on planet Earth.
There are many sites that claim that much of modern society (especially the portion that is not well understood) is killing us.  The most obvious retort to this is to highlight the ever-increasing life-expectancy rates around the world, and if that is not enough, to remind ourselves that, until fairly recently in the known history of mankind, life expectancy was as low as twenty five years.
The last fifty years have seen huge increases in expected life-span, and this during the period of fall-out from two atomic bombs used in war, many more used during the atmospheric bomb testing period, and of course the gradual increase in the use of nuclear power (which some have touted as having negative effects, when in reality the radiation levels around power plants are so low as to be barely measureable).  Clearly, if there are any negative effects world-wide from these changes in technology, they have been 'over-compensated' by the benefits, such as medical discoveries, clean water, refrigeration, etc.

Here are some websites with further information about radiation, safety, protecting our planet and hormesis:

Professor Wade Allison is a highly qualified expert on physics and is making great efforts to provide educational materials about radiation, in the hope of changing regulations so more benefits can be realised

Todd Becker’s website includes some very clear explanatory materials about hormesis.

This webpage is the site for the International Dose Response Society – located at the University of Massachusetts

There’s a good “Introduction to Radiation Hormesis” at this site associated with the Kyoto University of Education

Jay and Faye at Nighthawk Minerals have some good practical information about using hormesis to improve health, and also sell mildly radioactive natural rock jewellery to enable the benefits to be experienced

Ian Soutar’s site `”Natural Radiation Hormesis” provides some great information about hormesis, and the option to obtain ‘radiant beads’ – glass with natural uranium – another way to experience the benefits of radiation hormesis.

And here’s a direct link to Ian’s radiant beads site

Another way to get the benefits of slightly-higher-than-average background radiation would be to go to a radon spa.  In Europe, this treatment is often covered under government health care programs.


Here’s one: Jáchymov, a spa town in north-west Bohemia in the Czech Republic


Here’s one in Austria – the Gastein Spa


In the USA, try the Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine

If you like to read interesting articles by a clear-thinking blogger, try:

Janne M. Korhonen’s site where you'll see things about nuclear power and other amazing stuff!

Here's another great site:  

Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information

...lots of up-to-date information from some of the best scientists in the field.

Try Atomic Rod's site: Atomic Insights for a wealth of thought-provoking information. The site has a goal to produce and distribute accurate information about a variety of topics associated with atomic technologies.