Radioactive Bananas and Most Radioactive Places

By Anupum Pant

Although radiation would be last of your worries, but eating 20 million bananas would kill you due to radiation poisoning, if not due to anything else. That is because bananas emit ionising radiation which is bad for you. But, as the amount of radiation dose you’d get if you eat a banana would be almost the same that you’d get from the background radiation while sitting in your balcony for an hour, you shouldn’t really worry.

Bananas are slightly radioactive because they contain potassium. The element decays and emits radiation which can kick electrons out of atoms – ionising radiation. In fact, everything emits trace amounts of radiations.

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