The U.S. has an annual radiation dose of 2.8 microsieverts, or one-thousandth of the dose found in a human dose of the same amount of radiation.
This dose can be detected by the presence of a specific type of cancerous tumor, or by looking for signs of cancer in the tissue of a patient.
government sets the safe limits for radiation in a given year based on the dose received by the patient and the level of radiation exposure.
When it comes to printing materials, the government has set a threshold for a cancer-causing dose at a maximum of 150 microsievers.
That threshold is often referred to as the “safe” dose.
The FDA and U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (CENNW) set limits for each type of radiation as well.
The level of any radiation dose can vary by site and by company, depending on how it is delivered and what it is being tested for.
This guide will explain the differences between radon and cesium and how they can be used to determine the amount of radon you are exposed to.