Radiation Exposure: Effects of Low-Level Radiation Exposure on the Human Body

It has been proven that high levels of radiation are bad for the human body. However, scientists are unsure whether low levels of radiation dosage are really harmful to us or not. Humans are exposed to low levels of radiation all the time, just by virtue of living on earth. We know that the human…

Radiation Protection: The Importance of Understanding the Three Basic Components to Radiation Protection

There are 3 basic components to radiation protection: Time, Distance and Shielding. Time. Dose from ionizing radiation is directly proportional to the amount of time a person is exposed to that radiation. For staff who work around radiation frequently, reducing exposure time can be accomplished in many different ways. The most obvious is just reducing the…

Radiation Units: How Do We Measure Radiation?

One of the underlying reasons that we as a society have a fear of radiation is that x-ray radiation is invisible. You cannot tell you are being exposed to radiation through your five senses. It’s the original ‘Phantom Menace’, and it is precisely the reason that x-rays weren’t discovered until 120 years ago. This fact…