Radiation Protection Glossary

A radiation protection glossary for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) and anyone interesting in radiation safety terminology. The glossary is a mixture of health physics terms, and phrases related to radiation legislation, transport, practical safety and similar.

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Immersion Source

An immersion source represents a 'cloud source' or similar where the body being exposed (e.g. a person) is vulnerable because they are immersed in the activity. Exposure can occurred from direct radiation (e.g. External Radiation hazard) of by breathing in the radioactive material (Internal Radiation hazard).

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