Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Radiation risks

The current hot issue widely debated among Singaporeans is whether the radioactive leakage from the exploded nuclear plants in Japan will affect Singapore. Though the authorities here have assured the local populace that their worries are unfounded, many have still taken precautions to arm themselves with protective devices against radiation. Many are also not convinced.
I think this is ironic. Being a country plugged into the latest IT trends, Singaporeans are absorbing radiation all around us: from the computers, to the cell-phones to ipads and music players. Truth be told, the radiation from Japan’s explosion will not affect us, but the constant usage of computers, cell-phones and other IT gadgets will definitely affect us over a long run.

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