Radioactivity

Daniel C. dcrookston at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 07:38:23 MST 2007


On 2/21/07, Ryan Byrd <ryanbyrd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cougars might be slightly more radioactive than Wolverines. Here's why:
> there used to be a nuclear reactor on BYU campus and I was told that some
> buildings still have higher than average background radiation. Rumor has
> that the walls in the Widtsoe Building in particular make a Geiger counter
> go crazy.

Okay, question.  I have always been under the impression that being
exposed to radiation does not make you radioactive, just like being
exposed to light doesn't make you glow.  Is this true?



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