XKCD’s Radiation Dose Chart

A week ago, I had never heard of a sievert and didn’t know that bananas had radiation. XKCD’s Radiation Dose Chart helps me understand what was what.

Update: To understand the power of this one chart, read “Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power“* by George Monbiot.

Credit: “Radiation Dose Chart” by XKCD. Used under a Creative Commons license.
*Also published as “Going Critical” on

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