Hannah (eightyoldwomen) wrote,

For some reason this made me laugh.

From my nuclear reactor training manual:

Since about about 0.011% of all potassium is (^40)K and 0.2% of the human body is potassium, approximately 200,000 atoms of (^40)K decay in a person's body each minute. (^40)K produces a beta particle and a 1.46 MeV gamma so the dose is not only internal, but also hits people standing nearby.

Not that it's really a big deal but I feel like there should be an exclamation mark at the end of it.
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