It emitted 112.4 microsieverts of radiation per hour, the equivalent of having 11 dental x-rays at the same time
Parents are willing to do everything to see their children happy, especially when Christmas is approaching. Therefore, you always have to think about getting the gifts that excite the little ones, even though they are often sold out and almost impossible to obtain. Although there are other possibilities, such as making a gift that is not expected and surprise them.
That is what a passenger did that last Wednesday flew to the city of Dalian, in eastern China. The man was going to cross the police post when he was intercepted by an airport agent to open his bags. Inside there was a ‘power stone’, a gold pendant that triggered the alarms for its radioactivity.
As Unilad collects, that pendant they called “five-element proton quantum energy resonator” emitted 112.4 microsieverts of radiation per hour. That is the equivalent of having 11 dental x-rays at the same time. Humans are exposed every year to 2,000 to 3,000 microsieverts naturally, although that pendant gave off that amount in a single day.
Three months of bleeding
The man explained that he had given it to his daughter to give her good luck, but had had the opposite effect: the child had spent three months bleeding from the nose, presumably because of the radioactivity that came out of that object.
Experts put the lowest cancer risk threshold at 100,000 microsieverts a year while pointing out that being exposed to one million microsieverts causes deadly cancer in one in every 100 people exposed. If the girl was three months with that stone, at an average of 2,500 microsieverts a day, it means she received more than 200,000 in that period of time.
According to the airport authorities, the man had given that ‘stone of power’ to his daughter to “keep her safe”, an irony as it gave off thorium and radioactive uranium. In addition, they have assured that it is not the first time that they encounter this type of stones or bracelets pseudoscientific, which promise to fix many diseases but do not have any type of medical support.