Using safety information from the World Nuclear Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this Basic Radiation Fact Sheet discusses the physical properties of radiation, dose information, conversions, and more.
Although these two types of radiation detectors are used for many of the same purposes, they are very different in the way they detect radiation and what they can pick up.
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We discuss the basics of radiation contamination in food and water, and the effect the recent crisis in Japan has had on the international community. We cover checking food and water supplies as well as recent trends in detection.
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This article puts the risks of radiation contamination in perspective by discussing relative doses for common radiation sources, the risks involved in contamination, and some simple guidelines on how to protect individuals and families from contamination.
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Many people around the world live near nuclear power plants and have questions about much risk nuclear radiation actually poses. This article discusses how to stay safe and how instruments such as dosimeters and radiation detectors that are used in response to a crisis.
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The experts at D-tect Systems have put together some basic information on the effects of radiation as well as suggesting some guidelines for mitigating radiation risks, such as using a dosimeter and radiation detector, and having emergency supplies on hand.
View the full article Radiation Exposure: What Can I Do?
Since each radiation security situation is different, it is important to choose the right radiation detector for the job. This overview contains basic information about of the following detector types:
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