Unformatted text preview: Someone living at sea level will, on average, receive a dose or about 300 microsievert of cosmic radiation every year, while an individual living above 2,000 meters will receive several times as much. Cosmic Radiation Increases with Altitude A trip from New York to Paris would expose a passenger to about 50 microsievert in addition to whatever cosmic radiation he would be exposed to at home or work. The more frequently an individual flies, especially over long distances, the more additional dose from cosmic radiation he or she is exposed to. For this reason, there are requirements limiting the number of long flights that airline personnel can fly in any year to control the total additional dose these individuals receive from cosmic radiation....
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- Spring '10
- Solar Wind, cosmic radiation, 2,000 meters