In today's world, we cannot avoid reading about millisievert numbers and alternative denominations of "dose equivalent radiation" in the news, together with comparative statements as "7.5 million times the legal limit" (Does it matter? What about 8.5 million? 7.5 trillion anyone?) and other relatively complex comparisons and limits that combine exposures by hours, with those of days or years equivalent.
But help is there: it seems some of brightest minds in infographic design have taken on the challenge of visualizing these nuclear radiation exposures in comprehensible and sensible ways.
- Information is Beautiful's Radiation Dosage Chart.
- Webcomic XKCD version: Radiation Dose Chart
- Nuclear Radiation - Triangle Chart by Alexandra Muresan and Fabian Fucci
- Radiation Levels and the Body (translation from Japanese version)
- The American Nuclear Society's alternative
Are there more such visualization around? If so, let us know in the comments below.