The most polluted place on the planet is Lake Karachay, located near the Ural Mountains in Russia. In 1990, standing on the shore for 1 hour would give you a lethal radiation dose of 600 roentgen, more than enough to kill you.
You would get a larger dose of radiation from eating a bag of potato chips every day than you would if you lived next to a nuclear power plant.
The city of Aberdeen in Scotland is famous for its granite buildings. Nearly every house/building in the centre of the city is made of the material. Because of this, the suitable radiation levels for the city are slightly higher than they would be in other cities in the UK.
Naoto Matsumura is the Most Radioactive Man on Earth. He continues to live alone in abandoned city Tomioka (affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster) to care for the animals left behind there.
Slovak agriculture scientists grew soy beans in the irradiated zone of Chernobyl to see how they would adapt. The plants adapted within a single generation, producing more protective proteins, including one that is known to help protect human blood from radiation.
The banana contains naturally occurring radioactive potassium and is the most radioactive fruit.
The banana actually is used as a unit of measure for radiation exposure.
A man was arrested in Sweden for splitting an atom in his kitchen.
There are molds growing inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant that “feed” on gamma radiation.