P2_8 How radioactive is a banana?

Jonathan Stock, Nick Attree, Jamie Sinclair, Chris Rivers


This paper assesses how radioactive a banana is and whether this is harmful. It is found that only a small percent of the total potassium in a banana is radioactive, and this small percent poses absolutely no risk to a person. It is found that a person would have to consume over 37 billion bananas to cause any risk of death, and that even surrounded by bananas, it would take over a billion to cause any harm.

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