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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 5-10 UNIT 5 REVIEW This unit reviews the fact that most of our exposure to radiation comes from everyday sources that are not considered life-threatening. This type of radiation comes from natural and artificial sources. The vast majority of this everyday radiation (over 80 percent) comes from natural sources. Of the natural sources, cosmic radiation accounts for most of our direct exposure.
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Unformatted text preview: Radon decay products account for most of the dose delivered through inhalation or ingestion. Most of our everyday radiation exposure from artificial sources is due to x-ray. Mitigation measures can be used to decrease our exposure to almost all of these sources of radiation, although some exposure to background radiation is considered unavoidable....
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  • Spring '10
  • scotts
  • Ionizing radiation, Radiation poisoning, 80 percent, Background radiation, Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course, everyday radiation exposure

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