Marketing Japan has some useful facts and figures on radiation levels and what they mean. This is exactly the kind of information I was referring to in my previous entry. This information was also given on Japanese TV this morning by Mino Monta. He pointed out that when people hear things like “500 times normal levels!!!” they panic, because it sounds high. But the fact is, they have no frame of reference. Monta provided it, as does Marketing Japan. Take a look.

Here is a chart from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology’s National Metrology Institute of Japan webpage. It shows what typical radiation levels (measured in milliSv) are in our daily lives:

via Marketing Japan: Nuclear Crisis: Facts Versus Rumors.