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22/07/2014
PRINCIPALI RADIAZIONI TELLURICHE NATURALI TIPO GAMMA
(famiglie radioattive originate da Uranio e Torio)   DECADIMENTI DEL TORIO (232Th):   ATTINIO-228 (228 Ac) PIOMBO-212 ((212 Pb) BISMUTO-212 (212 Bi)   DECADIMENTI DELL’ URANIO (238U):   TORIO-234 (234 Th) RADIO-226 (226 Ra) PIOMBO-214 (214 Pb) BISMUTO-214 (214 Bi) PIOMBO-210 (210 Pb) POLONIO-210 (210 Po) – Dose gamma estremamente piccola: minore di 5 x 10-5    (Rif. Prof. Ivan Veronese – Sezione di Fisica Medica)       RIF. GENERALE Prof. P. Montagna Relazione “Radioattività Naturale” – Corso per Tecnici di Radiologia Medica ... continua
22/07/2014
LA RADIAZIONE NATURALE IONIZZANTE PROVENIENTE DAL SOTTOSUOLO E’ CANCEROGENA?
La IARC (Agenzia Internazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro) ha classificato le radiazioni ionizzanti, anche quelle naturali di tipo gamma provenienti dal sottosuolo, come sicuramente cancerogene per l’Uomo (Gruppo 1), indipendentemente dalla quantità di energia rilasciata e dal potere di penetrazione.  ... continua
22/07/2014
STRALCI DI RIFERIMENTO SULLE RADIAZIONI GAMMA PRESENTI NEL CORPO UMANO
Rif. Normative Svizzere “Fonti Naturali” di radioattività. Il Potassio 40 (K40) è presente  in proporzioni definite all’int erno del corpo. A causa della sua radioattività il Potassio 40 emette continuamente segnali gamma che possono essere captati da macchinari opportuni.   Rif.  Tratto da stralcio sulla “radioattività naturale” da parte dell’ INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. Un altro protagonista della radioattività naturale è il Potassio-40, che è presente nel nostro corpo e in generale nella materia biologica, nei cibi, nella crosta terrestre e nell’acqua di mare. Per esempio, in un corpo umano si hanno circa 5000 decadimenti di Potassio-40 al secondo. La radioattività, inoltre, è responsabile del calore interno della Terra”.   Rif.  Tratto da stralcio su “ fonti di radioattività” di Wikipedia “La radioattività presente nell’amb... continua
06/08/2012
NATURAL RADIATION: WHAT ARE ITS FORMS? ARE THEY REALLY SO DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR HEALTH?
Natural radiation forms part of the radioactivity generated by the cosmos (cosmic radiation), by the solar system (solar radiation) and by the ground (telluric radiation). Radiation emitted from underground affects us both directly and indirectly. The direct action of radioactivity may occur in the form of a gas, such a s Radon, or in the form of alpha, beta, or gamma radiation: this last, in particular, is the most important because it penetrates further into a person’s body (while alpha radiation can be effectively blocked by a sheet of paper, and beta radiation by a sheet of aluminium or a large piece of wood, blocking gamma rays requires several centimetres of lead or innovative radiological protection systems). The indirect action of radiation is manifested in the construction industry through the use of certain building materials such as tufa stone, granite, concrete, etc. Being ionizing, natural radiation is without doubt carcinogenic and, in fact, even IARC (the International Cancer Research Agency) with head... continua
06/08/2012
IT HAS BEEN AMPLY DEMONSTRATED: EVEN VERY LOW DOSES OF NATURAL RADIATION CAN BE HARMFUL!
This is the result arrived at both during the ARPA National Congress held in Novara from 6 to 8 June 2012, and also confirmed just a few weeks later during the ISPRA international congress held at the end of June 2012 in the prestigious European research centre based in Ispra (VA). By now, considerable research has been carried out on      the cause-effect relationship of diseases, including serious pathologies, produced by natural radiation, even in low doses. In both the aforementioned Congresses, Dr Anna Giovanetti of ENEA in Rome not only underlined the danger of natural radiation even at very low doses, but she also spoke about some research projects on the transmission of radioactivity in animals: transmission in fish and in rats.    The first experiment consisted of exposing small fish to an extremely low dose of radioactivity and placing them in a pool containing other fish that had not been irradiated, then verifying whether the irradiated fish were able to... continua
06/08/2012
BRAD (Romania) 21-26 July 2012 - INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE ENVIRONMENT ATTENDED BY THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF RUSSIA AND ROMANIA: with Prof NICOLA LIMARDO REPRESENTING ITALY.
Natural radiation, the strength of which is constantly growing, is increasingly being considered as a primary source of diseases, including degenerative pathologies; so much so as to constitute one of the fundamental subjects dealt with during an International Congress on environmental problems, which was held in Romania from 21 to 26 July 2012. The congress was also attended by a delegation for the Political Strategies of Strasburg, concerned with environmental modification and the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, which has recently been undergoing extraordinary changes. The Universities present at the Congress included the most prestigious and cutting-edge in the sector of research into radiation, such as the Academy of Sciences of Russia and of Romania, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi in Romania and “Babes Bolyai” University of Chuj-Napoca, also in Romania. Representing Italy in the sector of scientific research was Prof Nicola Limardo of Novara, a former lecturer in environmental medicine at “Jean Monnet” University in Brussels and at the courses in Sports Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Siena. Prof L... continua
06/08/2012
RISING LEVELS OF NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY IN THE GROUND AND IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: IS THERE CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
The increase in diseases, which indiscriminately strike all the inhabitants of the Earth, can be traced to different causes: electromagnetic pollution, which has increased exponentially with mod ern technology, and chemical pollution, which affects a sizable percentage of agricultural food products, etc. To these phenomena, which are classified more generically as “environmental pollution”, must be added the substantial contribution of natural radiation, which primarily undermines our health when we settle near one of these radioactive sources for a long time (for example, when our bed is located over a radiation source, and we hence undergo its effects for several hours a day and in a time period when we are particularly vulnerable). Naturally, the marked increase in the radioactive dose coming from under the ground that has been observed recently makes the problem even more serious, not only because it makes it even more hazardous to our health to dwell over one of these radioactive sources, but also because it causes an increase in natural radioactivity in construction materials, to the extent that the latest European standards comprise guidelines to stem this p... continua
06/08/2012
DO ANTS PERCEIVE NATURAL RADIATION ANOMALIES? IS THERE A CONNECTION WITH EARTHQUAKES?
In the autumn of 2011 in Ragusa, a decidedly singular event occurred: Prof Limardo was in town for a theory-practical course pertaining to the phenomenon of natural radiation and, during the eve ning, he noticed thousands of ants emerging from the ground and following an orderly trail that was not broken even by the presence of obstacles (dwellings, gates, walls, etc.). Having with him his instruments for detecting natural radiation, the professor verified that the path followed by the ants corresponded to a micro-fault line and the spectrometer indicated an alteration of the position of gamma radiation coming from under the ground (the position is usually stable whereas, in this case, it was highly unstable). Prof Limardo considered the possibility that a seismic event might soon occur, and that the anomalous behaviour of the ants could be a reaction to a source of disturbance that they had perceived. That same night, an earthquake was recorded; fortunately it was not of great intensity, but it was felt by the population and was also reported in local and national newspapers. The students of the course, who had witnessed the measurements taken by the professor and heard his c... continua
06/08/2012
WHAT INDICATIONS DO EUROPEAN STANDARDS GIVE CONCERNING NATURAL RADIATION?
At present, the International reference standards relating to natural radioactivity are the IAEA 115 from 1996, and Directive 96/29, which establishes the European standards to be adopted. These regul ations have a binding nature on the subsequent development of national benchmarks. These European Standards introduce the discipline of natural radioactivity and the NORM negotiations (naturally occurring radioactivity in the workplace). Subsequently, various guidelines have been introduced. As far as the working environment is concerned, a maximum annual dosage threshold for workers of 1 milliSievert is specified, bearing in mind that the limit also comprises natural radiation emitted by construction materials and also radon gas received in the domestic environment. Thus, all of this entails an environmental survey, not only in the workplace, but also in the workers’ domestic environment, for the purpose of detecting low doses of gamma radiation emitted from underground and possibly also present in construction materials. For further information on the matter, refer to the book “Salute dell’Habitat” by Prof Nicola Limardo, pub. by Anima (Third Edition - June 2012), and to spec... continua
06/08/2012
RADON GAS: A PROVEN CAUSE OF TUMOURS! HOW CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES?
Radon gas, being a form of natural radiation, is considered by the WHO (World Health Organization) as the second most important cause of lung tumours after cigarette smoke: the greatest risk, in fact, encountered when inhaling radon is cellular degeneration. Leading medical research centres contend that if an environment contains radon in quantities of twice the maximum indicated by European standards (with a limit in the domestic environment and in sensitive areas such as schools and hospitals of 300 Bequerel/m3), the risk of contracting a lung tumour is comparable to that run by the average smoker, while for an individual who already smokes, the probability increases tenfold. On the subject of radon gas, the WHO states that “at certain concentrations, it is able to make cells go haywire and become carcinogenic”. All this should be considered valid also for other naturally occurring ionizing radiation, especially gamma rays, some of which trace their origins specifically to radon gas, such as Polonium210 (wh... continua
06/08/2012
EXAMPLES OF MONITORING RADON GAS AND NATURALLY OCCURRING GAMMA RADIATION
To monitor radon gas and natural radiation, including gamma rays, coming from under the ground and also present in construction materials, various types of instruments are used, such as electron ic radon gas detectors and nuclear spectrometers. These are very complex and costly, but they can detect not only the precise spot in the environment where the greatest concentration of radiation is located, but also any accumulation of radiation present on the person (medical sector). An interesting project of environmental monitoring on a vast scale, concerning natural radiation, is called the “SETIL Project”, conducted in collaboration with the ARPA (Regional Environmental Protection Agency) of the Piedmont Region and with the University of East Piedmont (for further information, see the text of “Salute dell’Habitat” by Nicola Limardo pub. by Anima – Third Edition pages 95-97, and the deeds of the ARPA National Congress of June 2012). The survey methodology for domestic environments was coordinated b... continua
06/08/2012
SOLAR RADIATION: UV RISK TO HEALTH?
(Taken from the book “Salute dell’Habitat by Nicola Limardo, pub. by Anima) The term solar radiation refers to all types of natural radiation that originate in the Sun. This radiation is extremel y variable and hence its doses are unpredictable, featuring peak levels at intervals of a few hours or a few days. Solar radiation is made up of 90% protons, 9% alpha particles and the remaining 1% electrons and helium atoms. Generally speaking, this radiation is deviated by the Earth’s magnetic field, however, a tiny part of it manages to penetrate: the penetration capacity is greater at the poles, while at the equator it is less, and hence the Sun’s radiation penetrates less. This radiation interacts with the nuclei present in the air consisting of protons and neutrons, and this interaction produces charged “pions”, which then decay into “muons” charged both positively and negatively, which finally penetrate the Earth having lost energy in their decaying. The effective dose detected at ground level, originating in cosmic rays, is measured in mSv/year (milliSievert/year) and this dose also comprises ultraviolet UV rays, which are notoriously detrimental to our health. In f... continua
06/08/2012
IS A PLANT NOT BLOSSOMING AS IT SHOULD? DOES A BUNCH OF GRAPES CONTAIN UNDERDEVELOPED GRAPES? IS A BOTTLE OF WINE TAINTED? HAS COFFEE LOST ITS ORIGINAL AROMA? IT COULD BE THE FAULT OF NATURAL RADIATION!
The negative effects caused by natural radiation can also be seen in environments other than the health sector - for example, in the agriculture and food division. In recent years, many experime nts have been carried out in this area and in all cases, it was possible to note the negative impact of natural radiation on the products examined.  To begin, a few years ago an interesting experiment was carried out on wine: in the presence of 10 sommeliers, some bottles of wine were selected from the Franciacorta Cellars near Brescia and, unbeknownst to the sommeliers, some glasses were positioned in micro-areas perturbed by natural radioactivity coming from underground (circa 1 micron). The result was surprising: all the sommeliers noticed that the organoleptic characteristics of the wine positioned over the radiation source only for one minute were radically modified! Recently, a similar experiment was carried out on coffee, both in bean form and as a drink: in this case, too, the expert coffee tasters confirmed a notable difference i... continua
06/08/2012
WARNING! THE PERTURBATION CAUSED BY THE PRESENCE OF NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY COULD ALTER DIAGNOSES IN POSTUROMETRIC EQUIPMENT
A young researcher from Italy’s Marche Region, Arturo Carducci, a student on the Posturometric Technician vocational training course at the “Jean Monnet” University in Brussels, has developed a thesis titled “Errors in the detection and evaluation of the posture-stabilometric parameters of environmental origin”. Studying the results obtained analysing the outcomes of posturometric tests on 100 patients, Carducci was able to demonstrate that if the patient was positioned over a micro-area of naturally occurring gamma radiation, the device indicated a diagnostic error. As reported verbatim by the researcher in his conclusions, natural radiation causes a clear effect, “that of making a postural condition, which in certain senses is within the norm if the patient lives far from radiation sources, seem pathological”. On the occasion of the experiment, confirmation was also had of the validity of a radiation protection system which, applied under the location of the electromedical machine, allowed correct results to be obtained, even in the presence of a perturbed micro-area. In conclusion, it behoves the producers of electromedical equipment to supply healthcare providers ... continua
06/08/2012
DO YOU HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS BUT DOCTORS CANNOT HELP YOU? HAVE YOU ASKED THEM TO INVESTIGATE IF THE CAUSE COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM? ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF S/HE KNOWS ABOUT NATURAL RADIATION AND IF S/HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN VOCATIONAL COURSES ON THE SUBJECT!
Ever more frequently, we hear about people who suffer from headaches but despite taking various types of remedies and undergoing assorted medical examinations, they cannot find a solution. Unfor tunately, unaware of the effects of natural radiation on our health, many doctors attempt to treat the symptom by experimenting with various types of pharmaceuticals and prescribing ever-more-innovative specialist examinations. However, they often do not manage to solve the problem, precisely because it is commonly caused by the patient’s bed being positioned over a natural radiation source. Unfortunately, as has been demonstrated by numerous case histories, like most chronic health problems, headaches are caused by “environmental pollution”, which is present not only in the workplace, but also in the domestic setting. This is why theoretical and practical vocational courses were recently envisaged for the medical sector (ECM - Continuing Education in Medicine), to allow our healthcare providers to submit the patient immediately to a rapid test to check for the presence of natural radiation in the vicinity of the afflicted body part. In the event that the doctor encou... continua
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Tecnologia quantistica - N. Limardo
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