Title: Risks Common to Our Everyday Activities
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Title: Risks Common to Our Everyday Activities
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Language: English
Publisher: Wilson
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Risks Common to Our Everyday Activities
General Note: Box 8, Folder 5 ( Vail Conference, 1995 - 1995 ), Item 57
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001443
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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Risks Common to Our Daily Activities


Risk/Year Risk/Lifetime
Activity (10-5) (10-5)

Cosmic Ray Risks
1 transcontinental flight/yr 0.05 3.5
Airline pilot (50 hr/month) 0.05 3.5
frequent flyer 1.5 105
living in Denver-vs-New York 1 70

Other Radiation Risks
average medical x-ray 1 70
living in brick-vs-wood house 0.5 35
natural radiation at sea level 1.5 105

Eating and Drinking
1 diet soda (saccharin) 1 70
4 tbsp peanut butter/day 4 280
(aflatoxin)
1 pint milk/day (aflatoxin) 1 70
1/2 lb charbroiled steak/week 0.04 2.8
1 light beer/day 2 140
cirrhosis (moderate drinker)* 4 280

Tobacco (smoker)
cancer only 120 8,400
all risks* 300 21,000
person in room with smoker 1 70

Miscellaneous
using contraceptive pills 2 140
regularly
air pollution total 15 1,050
U.S.(sulfates)*
air pollution 3 210
(benzo[a]pyrene)
*Risks other than cancer
Adapted from Wilson (1980)




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