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Risk and Radiation

There are many discussions about the risk associated with radiation. I am not going to go into the various arguments about the affects of radiation here but try to explain risk and in particular risk due to exposure to radiation. There are several different definitions of Risk but it can be basically understood as the […]

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What Is A Sievert?

Background A Sievert is an attempt to quantify the danger of various radioactivity levels. Ionising radiation is measured in counts per second (called a becquerel). For example if a detector picks up 10 bits of ionising radiation every second then this is 10 becquerel. However, different types of radiation have different effects on the body. […]

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