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How harmful is radiation?

This question is frequently asked of our customer service team. To answer this question, we have to distinguish between the different sorts of radiation. Most of these, e.g. radioactive radiation or low-frequency electromagnetic fields, are accurately graded and classified and their effects known. So we know precisely the levels above which they become harmful, and […]

What is cosmic radiation?

Cosmic radiation – the radiation our body is exposed to when we fly with an airplane. The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (“Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz “) is the authority charged with determining when hazardous levels of radiation are reached, and whether you as someone traveling by plane should be concerned about those radiation levels.