! CAUTION ! Simply comparing dose rates (in rad, rem, sievert or gray), as the mainstream media does, is deceptive: > ! Mere dose rates are NOT a dependable way to gauge dangers from fallout ! < See my Radiation Exposure Effects page for clues why that may be so. (And my Disclaimer page if I’m pissing you off with my view on this topic. -hehe)
- See also EUROPE
- l’ Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, IRSN (≈ Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Security – FRANCE). To get an idea of the extensive covering: Nuclear sites (reactors, processing or storage) and air monitoring locations (grey) in France:
–> CLICK on image to access most recent data for France.
- Noteworthy: A French Study by the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (French Institute of Health and Medical Research, orINSERM) found: Leukemia rate twice as high among children under the age of 15 living within a 3.1-mile radius of France’s 19 NNPs.