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Unformatted text preview: Leukemia Bone cancer Thyroid cancer Lung cancer Life-shortening Cataract formation 2-4 15 15-30 10-20 Not applicable 1-5 Atomic bomb casualties Medical x-ray treatment Radium luminous dial painters Atomic bomb casualties Medical treatment Mine workers Experiments with mice Atomic bomb casualties EXPOSURE CONTROL TECHNIQUES There are three important factors in protecting individuals from radiation: time , distance , and shielding . The time factor means that the less time an individual remains in a radiation field, the less exposure that individual will receive. The figure below shows the effect of time spent in a field of 100 mR/hr. If you remain in a 100 mR/hr field of radiation for 1 hour, you will be exposed to 100 mR. If you remain in the same 100 mR/hr field for 3 hours, you will be exposed to 300 mR (3 x 100)....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa500 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.
- Spring '10