Category Archives: Radiation Protection

Effects of radiation exposure on health.

Regulatory Limits on Radiation Dose

Safety Limits: What are they? How are they determined? Much of the discussion concerning radiation levels and radioactive material releases has been presented in the context of safety limits set by a regulator. Examples of such limits include the I-131 … Continue reading

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Plutonium in the Environment

Much recent news and many questions directed at the blog have centered around the detection of plutonium in soil and water surrounding the Fukushima reactors. This post will outline our current knowledge of the situation, as well as potential impacts … Continue reading

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Introduction to Radiation Health Effects and Radiation Status at Fukushima

What is radiation? Where does it come from and what is it used for? Radiation is energy that propagates through matter or space. Radiation energy can be electromagnetic or particulate. Radiation is usually classified into non-ionizing (visible light, TV, radio … Continue reading

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