Flashcards in Radiation dose Deck (7):
What affects your Radiation dose?
Type and amount of radiation you've been exposed to
this can be affected by location and occupation
The [ ] the radiation does, the more at risk you are of developing [ ]
Certain underground (eg. [ ]) can cause higher levels at the surface, especially if they release radioactive [ ] gas, which tends to get [ ] in people's house
Nuclear Industry workers and uranium miners are typically exposed to 10 times the normal amount of radiation. What safety measures are put in place for them? (4)
Protective clothing and face masks - prevent inhaling / touching radioactive material
Special radiation badges
Radiographers are at a higher risk because they use ionising radiation, what safety measures do they use?
Wear lead aprons and stand behind lead screens to protect them from prolonged exposure to radiation
How does altitude affect background radiation?
At high altitude (eg in planes) the background radiation increases due to more exposure to cosmic rays. Commercial pilots therefore have a higher risk of cancer