Which symbol do you think best represents the dangers of radiation?
Or this one:
The first symbol, the standard trefoil, has been in use since the late 1940's (see its history here).
The second symbol was launched yesterday by the International Atomic Energy Agency as a way "to help reduce needless deaths and serious injuries from accidental exposure to large radioactive sources. It will serve as a supplementary warning to the trefoil, which has no intuitive meaning and little recognition beyond those educated in its significance." Read more about it here.
Note that the United States has no obligation to follow this standard unless directed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The Book of Ratings has an interesting take on warning symbols. They have yet to comment on the new radiation warning sign.
So, what do you think? I tend to prefer this one:
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