Unformatted text preview: population. The dose reached a peak shortly after each weapon test. For some population, minute amounts of radioactive strontium atoms concentrated in the body's skeleton and radioactive cesium atoms were distributed throughout the body. O Occupational exposure: Occupational exposure is exposure to individuals such as nuclear energy workers, industrial users of radioactive materials, and medical personnel who encounter radioactive materials as part of their jobs. Because the number of these individuals is limited, the dose from all occupational exposure is very small (approximately 0.5 mrem/year or 0.005 mSv/year) when averaged over the entire population....
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