Soon to be mom? You can fly!


Pregnant to be know to stay grounded. After all, cosmic radiation from the sun can harm the fetus? Not necessarily. A new report reveals that the amount of radiation is so small,the risk is negligible for most women.Guidelines state that exposure to 1 millisievert (mSv) of radiation a year is safe in addition to 3(mSv) we get yearly from background sources.
For example: On a 12 hour return flight from Singapore to Tokyo,passengers get just .06 mSv.
Woman may want to postpone flights in the rare case of a solar flare a sudden burst of radiation that occurs every few years and may last several days.At their peak,they can expose a traveller to more than 30 times than amount of radiation she'd get in single flight.If you're worried about a solar flare,your airline may know if one is occurring.Frequent fliers,of course, may be at higher risk.For casual travelers, while there may be other health reasons your doctor doesn't want to fly(hypertension,for example),don't let cosmic radiation make you miss a trip. RD


FC
Shydub of Simple Happy Life




4 comments:

shydub said...

Sure, but better not to fly when you are in your last trimester baka sa plane pa maianak yong baby hehehe

shydub said...

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Beth Moreno said...

waaa!!! i didn't know this....we were supposed to go to boracay last march but i opted not to kasi nga i thought risky na coz i'm pregnant...huhuhu...sayang...=(

Jade said...

I was already worried about this ...glad to know that it's safe to fly.

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