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Reflecting on Todayʻs Radiation Safety Environment from the Medcom Lab

To me Geiger Counters have always been about inquiry – what is there around us that we cannot see?   How does it affect us?  What do they tell us about the world and the universe that we donʻt know. …

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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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What is a Geiger Counter?

There is a lot of confusion these days about what a Geiger Counter is and is not.  Amazonʻs handling of search terms and results for Geiger Counters is especially amusing, even comical at times.  Here is one result that came …

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