Understanding in-flight radiation A reference manual by Robert J. Barish

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Published by In-Flight Radiation Protection Services .

Written in English

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  • Flight crews,
  • Health risk assessment,
  • Radiacao,
  • Radiation,
  • Toxicology

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages100
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Open LibraryOL11693627M
ISBN 100962253006
ISBN 109780962253003

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Duration of the flight. The longer you are on a flight, the more radiation you receive. Altitude. The higher you are in altitude, the higher the dose of radiation. The International Commission on Radiological Protection sets radiation guidelines for human health, recommending dose limits of 20, microsieverts per year, averaged over five years (so.

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The dose of in-flight radiation for each transpolar flight between New York and Hong Kong could reach millisievert, a standard measure of radiation exposure, even without additional radiation.

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Most of your background comes from inhaling the natural (and radioactive) element radon in the air, but 1/6 of your background (on average) comes from cosmic rays. These rays are of interest when thinking about radiation on flights.

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