Since I have an autoimmune disease, I have learned through experience that I must prioritize my health in situations like travel. I definitely do a lot more health research than my other family members when it comes to travel. Which is a good and bad thing, because now I know that airplane rides offer an extremely potent source of radiation!
Airplanes a source of radiation? This may be news for you, since it isn’t widely discussed. Yes, the plane ride itself gives as much as 1,000 times the radiation of the airport body scanners. Dr. Mercola, natural health expert and Weston A. Price fan, explains:
Nearly everyone forgets that when you fly, there is also ionizing radiation exposure. In fact, on a typical transcontinental flight at 30,000 feet you will be exposed to 20 microsieverts of radiation. That is 1,000 times the dose you receive from the scanner. (Read more here).
So what are some practical steps to take to minimize the harmful effects of travel radiation, besides skipping the body scanner?
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