Unformatted text preview: Persons who eat a large amount of seafood are getting a higher dose from this source of natural radiation than those who don’t. Like many of the other situations discussed in this section, some areas of the world have certain foods higher in some radionuclides due to the particular rocks and minerals prevalent in the soil where the crops or livestock are grown. MAN-MADE SOURCES Man-made sources of radiation that individuals are routinely exposed to include medical sources, nuclear fallout, and consumer products . Medical Sources Medical sources of radiation are the greatest source of man-made radiation exposure. Radiation is used both in diagnosing and treating disease....
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- Spring '10
- Radioactive Decay, Ionizing radiation, Nuclear weapon, Radioactive contamination, Radiation poisoning, Nuclear fallout