Radiation Protection Rules of Thumb & FAQ

A set of radiation protection rules of thumb covering brief guides, frequently asked questions (FAQ), equations or principles, hints and tips for use in the workplace. Use with care (and always with consultation from a Radiation Protection Adviser).

  • Can I use density ratios when working out radiation shielding thickness?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Radiation exposure to passengers of commercial aircraft

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Use Counts per Second (CPS) to find it, and Dose Rate to define it

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • CPS
    • Counter per second
    • Dose Rate
    • Micro Sv/h
    • Radiation monitoring technique

    Don't get too hung up on the labels  / titles applied to radiation monitoring equipment. A CPS (counts per second monitor) might be used for measurement of contamination, and might be labelled a contamination monitor, but it has other uses. 

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  • Radioactive bananas (Banana equivalent dose)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

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