Blog articles from Ionactive for the year 2022!
Memories from the past – early radiation protection practice
Published: Dec 30, 2022Read more
A few memories from Mark Ramsay, Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) at Ionactive, looking over the early years of radiation protection - a career which started in the late 80's.
Ionactive - further thoughts on our Polonium 210 (Po-210) Litvinenko activity and dose assessment
Published: Dec 28, 2022Read more
Following the release of our 'Alexander Litvinenko - "Polonium-210 Poisoning" - revisiting an Ionactive 2006 blog article' on the 27 November 2022, this latest blog post compares what Ionactive assessed (including activity calculations) at the time in 2006, with official estimates of Po-210 intake and dose assessment (as submitted to 'The Litvinenko Inquiry' report issued January 2016). Ionactive came close enough.
2022 Alexander Litvinenko - "Polonium-210 Poisoning" - revisiting an Ionactive 2006 blog article
Published: Dec 27, 2022Read more
On the 24 November 2006 Ionactive released a blog article "Polonium-210 Poisoning", partly as a response to a BBC article "Radiation found after spy's death" published on the same day. This article is over 16 years old and we have not changed it (other than to tidy up formatting to remain compatible with our modern website). So there are assumptions, and probably some errors. But it is Ionactive history so we keep things as they are - we have come a long way since then. A key question we asked at the time, and long before there was anything much in the media or scientific community, was this - How much Po-210 was used?
We ARE delivering face to face radiation protection safety training
Published: Nov 19, 2022Read more
Ionactive is growing its onsite bespoke face to face radiation training course service, but our online RPS training course still remains the most popular training solution.
Online radiation safety training and a welcome break
Published: Jul 27, 2022Read more
Ionactive (Mark Ramsay) is away on holiday in Cornwall and muses over radiation safety training in the coming months ahead. The Ionactive online RPS training course has over 600 delegates registered. Is this the future of training or a blip caused by the Covid pandemic?
Online radiation awareness training – x-ray screening in the food industry
Published: Jun 08, 2022Read more
After more delay than desired, Ionactive releases a new online radiation safety awareness course or those working with x-ray screening systems in the food industry. This blog article takes a look behind the scenes and, in particular, discusses the thought process for deciding what training material should be included.
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