P3 1 Radiation Exposure in Ecuadorian Banana Factories

Forseti Astrophel, Tobias Miller, Orlagh Simpson, Eliza Rodgers


Physics students have known that bananas are radioactive for years, but none have ever considered the plight of the banana packer. In this paper, we investigate the total dose a banana packer would receive over a year of working, and find that the dose is 6.20 μSv of radiation per year, which is less than ingesting a banana a day and thus unlikely to be a concern.

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