Posted in America’s, Africa, Space, Global News with tags Chernobyl, solar flares, gamma rays, x-rays, DOE, navaho nation, radiation, nuclear contamination, south africa, plutonium, uranium on March 9, 2011 by buffalohair
South African authorities issued a warning to its citizens to prepare for the dire affects of the latest solar storm. They suggested their citizens wear sun protection or stay indoors. NASA also issued a warning about the latest solar outburst but for the most part the rest of the planet was ambivalent to the whole situation. As noble as the South African governments attempt to prepare its people was it offered more of a placebo since gamma and x-rays can not be stopped by sun tan lotion. In fact gamma and x-rays penetrate most structures with relative ease. Staying indoors would provide little to no protection since gamma rays can penetrate 1 meter of solid concrete. But if your home was still covered in toxic lead based paint you’d have some protection at the very least. Ironic huh.