Radiation Will Kill You! Run Away Now!

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  • Written on: February 24th, 2007

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Organization for Standardization have proposed a symbol change so that you will be able to know when you are in the presence of a severe radiation danger.

The new symbol, pictured left, was in development for 5 years and tested in more than 11 countries to ensure it would equally scare people of all ages and ethnicities. The funny thing is that when I looked at the new symbol and tried to put it into words, the first thing that came to my mind was that I could run away from death, but the radiation will get me anyway. That’s a pretty hopeless message!

This new, scarier symbol will be used to identify only the most dangerous sources of radiation such as food irradiators, cancer treatment equipment and industrial radiography machines. You will not see this terrifying symbol on the side of a semi-truck however.

The symbol won’t be on the sides of cancer treatment machines either (oh my gosh could you image!). However the world will be safe in knowing that if anyone attempts to take the cancer treatment machine apart, the symbol will suddenly appear inside the machine to inspire terror and fear.

So in the future, if you see this symbol you should probably move in an expeditious manner to the nearest exit. We don’t make this stuff up, folks. I don’t think I could if I tried.

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