Everyone is exposed daily to various kinds of radiation: heat, light, ultraviolet, microwave, ionizing and so on. For the purpose of this guide, only ionizing radiation (such as x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons and other high-speed atomic particles) is considered.
Actually, everything is radioactive and
all human activities involve exposure to radiation. People are exposed
to different amounts of natural 'background' ionizing radiation depending on
where they live. The average person is exposed to a total dose of
about 125 millirems per year from natural background radiation.
Biologic effects of ionizing radiation:
Genetic - radiation induced gene mutations, chromosome
breakage and anomalies
To prevent injury:
Keep your radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable by:
- Reducing the time and potential for exposure.
Observe radiation safety practices:
1. Identify radiation warning signs.
2. Observe rules of time, distance and
3. When in doubt, ask the hospital's Safety Officer by calling #6675.
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