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Unformatted text preview: biological damage that would be caused by the dose of gamma rays needed to add one joule of energy to one kilogram of matter. So, when do you die? Background dose: 3.6 mSv Lethal dose: 4-5 Sv Joules??? 1000 joules is about the maximum amount of solar radiation absorbed by 1 square meter of the earth in 1 second...
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- Spring '08