Some follow-up on how to read the meter and what it means so we can all understand what we are looking at…
https://www.cwa-union.org/issues/osh/art … D=27339127 This is the site for the Communications Workers of America. It contains the formula for determining how much radiation we are getting. If you refer to the formula you see that the measurement is made thus: the meter reads in milliwatts per cubic meter squared (mW/cm2=1/1000W).
So, a reading on the meter (bottom scale) of .2 is equal to 200Watts. The instruction on the back of the meter states that although hazard thresholds have not been established, studies suggest biological effects may begin to occur approximately .1 mW/cm2 or 100 Watts.
The best picture I’ve managed to get of the meter was at the OOB tower, my first successful reading. That was at .2 as can be seen https://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab21 … 20901a.jpg
The reading taken last week in Scarborough at the tv antennas was near .3 https://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab21 … 0902-1.jpg
The health effects described at the CWA site can relate the seriousness of the situation. Needless to say, by visiting these sites we are putting our exposure level into serious territory. These levels measured were taken from within 50 yards.
The only way I know to shield oneself from this radiation is to place yourself within a faraday cage.
So how to do that and still remain mobile? First thing I could think of is a chain mail suit with a grounding healstrap. Seriously.
Your comments are welcome. If you see anything that is incorrect, I don’t mind being corrected.