A slightly increased chance of cancer would have been likely, if those miners had lived long enough to develop cancer, which in general they would not have. A single bit of damage to DNA won't give you cancer, it's always cumulative, and even then relies on chance to actually knock something out that actually regulates cell-growth to even start causing problems. As you said, toxic components in make-up and such would probably have posed a greater danger in many cases, especially since the elite would have tended to live longer, allowing for greater cumulative doses. 3/20/11 11:44am How much radiation do you absorb doing everyday tasks? This helpful chart explains
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Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. This brings up the question of how we define the time intervals we measure.