10 Insane Facts About Radiation And Its Effects

Radiation is a powerful thing that can be and has been used for both good and bad. Radiation is obviously immensely powerful, and can be very dangerous as well. Unfortunately, a lot of the information that people know about radiation comes from the very early and primitive stages of understanding about radiation, so there is a lot of misunderstanding around the effects of it. However, science has progressed a lot and learned a lot about radiation and the surrounding topics, and this list contains ten really interesting facts about radiation to hopefully fix some of that misunderstanding!


Most people don’t think of food as being something that has any sort of radiation, but bananas are actually fairly radioactive. Ten bananas has about the same amount of radiation as a handful of uranium.


Pilots and flight attendants are exposed to more radiation than nuclear power plant workers are. They are actually classified as “radiation workers.”