|What is a millisievert?||
Keywords: dose, human health, ionizing radiation
One Sievert means exposure to enough high-energy electromagnetic radiation to deposit one joule of energy in one kilogram of living tissue. A millisievert is 1/1000 of a sievert. But how dangerous is it?
The measure of ionizing radiation dose, as is applicable to human health, is the Sievert (Sv). One Sv implies a health impact equivalent to one joule of X-rays being absorbed by each kg of living tissue. Activity, the mean number of decay events per second, is measured in Becquerels (Bq). Knowledge of the activity, mean energy release per event, and exposure time, allows to estimate the dose.Read More...
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|Nuclear Energy Basics||
Keywords: energy, health, ionizing radiation, nuclear, power, safety
What is the physical basis of nuclear power? Is nuclear power good or bad for the environment, safe or dangerous for us?
A look at the energy in the nucleus of a uranium atom, how this can be used to provide a reliable source of energy, and impact of this on the environment.Read More...
|6 years 47 weeks ago|