By Alan Martin, Sam Harbison, Karen Beach, Peter Cole
A brand new version of the UK's common creation to the dangers provided by means of ionizing radiation and the tools of safety and control.
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Soluble radioactive contamination, when swallowed, may pass through the walls of the digestive tract and become absorbed into the bloodstream, which carries it to all parts of the body. It is then likely to become concentrated mainly in some speciﬁc organ or tissue, which it will irradiate until it decays or is excreted. Insoluble contamination passes through the digestive tract and is excreted in the faeces. During its passage through the body, it will irradiate the tract and the large intestine.
1 gives a list of the typical average annual doses from natural radiation in the British Isles. Local g radiation comes from the 238U and 232Th series and from 40K. 1. For example, in the monazite sand regions of India and Brazil, the annual whole-body doses from local g radiation can be as high as 120 mSv/year. As mentioned earlier, exposure to cosmic radiation is quite low at ground level but increases with altitude. The annual dose to aircrew can be as much as 6 mSv. 7 HISTORY OF MAN-MADE RADIATION EXPOSURE The early experiences of man-made sources of radiation involved X-rays and various uses of radium.
4 ¥ 106 n/m2/s. 1 TBq cobalt-60 source. 1 TBq = 1011 dis/s, but for 60Co there are two g-photons per disintegration. 6 ¥ 1010 g photons/m2/s. 4. The gray describes an absorbed dose in any medium and the sievert expresses the biological effect on the human body. In radiation protection, it is clearly the biological effect of radiation that is of interest and so, whenever possible equivalent dose or effective dose should be used. Flux (φ) No. 4 The relationship of units (with acknowledgements to Lt Cdr J.
An Introduction to Radiation Protection 6E by Alan Martin, Sam Harbison, Karen Beach, Peter Cole