Are Bananas Radioactive?
I’m Eating Radioactive Bananas?!
Any Need To Worry?
- If you live at higher elevations, like Denver, you are exposed to about 50-70 more millirems per year than living in New York city (sea level).
- At 100 rems (10 million bananas), you’ll contract mild radiation sickness. Early symptoms of this resemble the flu.
- Around 400 rems (40 million bananas), you have a 50/50 chance of dying within 60 days if you don’t seek immediate treatment.
- Many other common foods are naturally radioactive. These include potatoes, sunflower seeds, kidney beans and many different nuts. The most radioactive by far is the Brazil Nut. One Brazil nut is equivalent to 1.8 BED (banana equivalent dose). This is thanks to the high levels of radium in the soil where the plant grows.....)...