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Radiation measurement
  • Published Date:
    December 23, 2003
  • Language:
Filetype[PDF - 131.56 KB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Radiation emergencies
    CDC fact sheet
  • Description:
    Units of Measure -- Measuring Emitted Radiation -- Measuring Radiation Dose -- Measuring Biological Risk -- Abbreviations for Radiation Measurements -- Common Radiation Exposures -- For More Information.

    When scientists measure radiation, they use different terms depending on whether they are discussing radiation coming from a radioactive source, the radiation dose absorbed by a person, or the risk that a person will suffer health effects (biological risk) from exposure to radiation. This fact sheet explains some of the terminology used to discuss radiation measurement.

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