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Unformatted text preview: Like some of the terrestrial sources of natural radiation, the dose from these radionuclides is generally delivered through the ingestion of the radioactivity in some food that has been exposed to the fallout. Consumer Products Some common consumer products contain materials or generate radiation which contributes to the dose to individuals, although in an extremely minor way. Luminous watches and clocks contain Tritium or Promethium-147, and by far contribute the most dose from consumer products. Many smoke detectors use alpha radiation. More than 26 million of them containing Americium-241 had been installed in the United States by the end of the 1980s. X-rays are produced inside color televisions, although modern sets emit only a tiny amount if used normally and serviced appropriately....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.
- Spring '10