Category Archives: Health

Radiation Hot Spots in Aviation

Interesting article on hot spots at aviation altitudes published by Space Weather.  Anyone who has traveled with a geiger counter on an airplane knows cosmic radiation intensifies at higher altitudes.  This article explores that phenomena. Share on Facebook

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Deep Space Radiation – Questions about Human Health Risk

Anyone who has carried a Geiger Counter on a flight knows that radiation levels go up with altitude.  This is primarily because the atmosphere thins, providing less shielding from cosmic radiation.  The magnetic field surrounding the earth also provides some …

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Alpha Radiation – Why it’s important to be able to detect it

All the safety books tell us that alpha radiation is 20 times more damaging than gamma and x radiation. Radiation detectors that don’t have an alpha capability are much less expensive. Is it worth taking a risk to save money? …

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