Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I have a note!

Well, this might put a crimp in the Superbowl festivities! Apparently, many of the 60,000 people who are treated each day with some form of radioactive isoptopes have enough residual radiation in their bodies to set of detectors. It's likely a few of them will be in attendance in Miami this weekend.
Nearly 60,000 people a day in the United States undergo treatment or tests that leave tiny amounts of radioactive material in their bodies, according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine. It is not enough to hurt them or anyone else, but it is enough to trigger radiation alarms for up to three months.

Six people set off alarms at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony last year in New York, and there are a few who are stopped at airports each month because the new sensors for "dirty bombs" are detecting trace amounts of radiation. The sensors are used in airports and other venues that have been identified as possible terrorist targets.

I wonder if a note from the doctor is going to be enough?

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