External radiation protection links

A collection of external radiation protection / safety related links, nuclear history and useful resources (radiation monitors, radioactive sources, UK and international legislation etc). No warranty implied by including links to services or products. Please email Ionactive if you think your produce or service should feature.

  • Flight Radiation Calculator

    Published: Jan 21, 2023

    Source: OMNI Calculator

    • Cosmic radiation
    • Calculate flight radiation

    A flight radiation calculator that will estimate cosmic radiation exposure you receive during a flight. This tool will compare radiation exposure from any flight with, for example, exposures from medical x-rays etc. [Use with caution for a bit of fun, there are better more informative calculators available - see other links in this section - such as EPCARD].

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  • Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment

    Published: Oct 15, 2020

    Source: UK Health Security Agency

    • Dental Practitioners
    • Guidance Notes
    • Radiation safety
    • X-ray

    The guidance addresses the following key issues: equipment selection, design and layout of dental surgeries and X-ray rooms, risk assessment and risk management, operational procedures, optimisation of doses to both staff and patients, quality assurance, and staff training. An easy to read document which will be useful to dental practitioners, radiation protection supervisors and radiation protection advisers.

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  • Ionactive YouTube Radiation Protection Videos

    Published: May 05, 2020

    Source: Ionactive Consulting

    • Ionactive
    • YouTube
    • Radiation Protection Videos

    Ionactive Consulting commissioned Chris Robbins of Grallator between 2008-2011 to create a number of radiation protection related videos. We think these still provide a useful resource despite their resolution (which was based on average internet connection speeds of the time).

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  • Good Practice Guide No. 14 - The Examination, Testing and Calibration of Portable Radiation Protection Instruments (2014)

    Published: Apr 30, 2020

    Source: NPL

    • Radiation Monitors
    • NPL

    A Good Practice Guide from NPL that describes the recommended procedures for the examination, testing and calibration of portable dose rate and surface contamination monitors that can be used to comply with statutory standards. This addition is from 2014 and so quotes the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR99). Since then the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) have come into force – however the excellent guidance in this publication remains valid. Among the contributors is Peter Burgess, known worldwide for his expertise in radiation monitors and monitoring.

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  • Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd

    Published: Apr 16, 2020

    Source: Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd

    • Radiation Shielding
    • x-ray shielding
    • Mobile screens
    • Shielding

    Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd offer a comprehensive radiation shielding service for many sectors including hospitals, dental practices, veterinary services, NDT and nuclear etc. Products are offered for sale ‘off the shelf’ (e.g. lead panel products, mobile x-ray shielding screens etc) and also for the construction sector for larger scale installations (e.g. shielding doors sets, flush mounted radiation warning lights and radiation shielding glass). Everything offered on a nicely presented website.

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  • Tracerco - Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED)

    Published: Apr 11, 2020

    Source: Tracerco Limited

    • Dosimetry
    • Personal Electronic Dosimeter

    Tracerco produce a range of electronic personal dosimeters (PED) which can be found at the link below. Ionactive has used these devices and they are very impressive. Easy to use with a clear readable display (probably the best available). Certain models can be linked by Bluetooth to a mobile phone app, some can be used in radiation 'survey' mode and others feature GPS.

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