30 Year Anniversary of IMI – International Medcom Inc.


I usually keep my occasional blog posts limited to news of interest on radiation detection, safety and security. I have also  posted on events related to the radiation detection industry. I donʻt usually post explicitly on my own company, but much of my work in Radiation Detection has been through my activities as a Founder, Designer, Engineer, Chief Bottle Washer and CEO at IMI. We just marked our 30th anniversary this week, so I decided to celebrate the occasion with a blog post. I want to thank each of our other Founders, our Shareholders, Employees, Consultants, Advisors, Friends, former Employees, and Families, but especially our Customers for your support and your loyalty.

We have some big news and exciting projects coming up. We think the best years are ahead of us, and that our work is becoming more important as nuclear and radiation safety issues become more complex and critical for a healthy and safe future for our planet . Stay tuned.

Thank you!!!


Deep Space Radiation – Questions about Human Health Risk

Outside of Earthʻs Atmosphere and Magnetic Field - Cosmic Radiation

       We are shielded from most Cosmic Radiation  by Earthʻs Magnetic Field and Atmosphere

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 shielding.  Outside, in deep space, radiation levels increase significantly.  Health data for Apollo Astronauts shows need for more attention to deep space effects on human tissue, and also special considerations in shielding.  More on this at nature.com and observor.com.


Safecast Moves Open Radiation Data Movement Forward

Safecast Moves Permanent Radiation Monitoring Stations into Fukushima Prefecture

Safecast Moves Permanent Radiation Monitoring Stations into Fukushima Prefecture

The Journal of Radiological Protection has published a peer reviewed Scientific Article by Safecast members  on the success of Citizen Science in providing radiation data during and after the Fukushima Daiichi reactor melt downs.

Safecast is also expanding its project by deploying permanent monitoring stations in Fukushima Prefecture.

In Washington DC, during the recent Nuclear Security Summit, Safecast collaborated with NRDC and others to promote the role of citizen science in responding to emergencies and potentially in prevention.  More on that here.  NRDC did a great job at organizing events around the Summit.