Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#Kerala and #Tamil Nadu in #India have the highest level of #radiation affecting the populations

“Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India have the highest level of radiation affecting the populations. One of the most common sources of radiation affecting our daily life is the granite stone that we use in our houses which emit Radon gas. The number of deaths or disabilities due to radiations is much less than the deaths caused due to road or even air accidents in the world.In simpler terms radiation is like fire, if used properly it is an important technology and if uncontrolled it can be serious, but it cannot be avoided,” said Dr. Angeli Qwatra, Director General of Centre for Disaster risk and Safety under Philanthropy at National Symposium on ‘Public Protection and Education on Radiation Safety’ – organized by C-DRAS in on 16th February 2016 at the India International Centre Annex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

“From the water we drink in the morning, the food that we eat, the medicines we take and the X ray and CT Scans that we go through are all giving us radiations.On a daily basis all of us are receiving radiations from the energy from various sources including the sun and stars, Television Broadcasting, Mobile Phone towers. Human environment accounts for upto 80% of annual human radiation dose,” Dr. Qwatra further added.
On the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of state for Atomic Energy, emphasised on the fact that “India needs more scientist coming from the young generation to be able to make India as a superpower. He also added thatthere are a lot of myths regarding use of nuclear power and research. In the last 60 years highest standards of radiation safety regulations implemented in India has led to lesser injury or death due to use of radiation technology, including nuclear power plants.”