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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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1.2.4 Precise doses of radiation

This is a close-up image of a person smoking.
Figure 6

How did you get on with the ordering activity in the previous section? Were you surprised with the results?

The measures were:

  • smoking every day (13mSv)
  • one chest CT scan (12mSv)
  • cooking with natural gas (10mSv)
  • living in Cornwall (7.8mSv)
  • working for an airline (3 to 9mSv)
  • working in nuclear power (0.18mSv)
  • eating a banana a day (0.036mSv)
  • one dental X-ray (0.014mSv).

In the next section, discover uses for radioactivity.