Radiation Protection Glossary

A radiation protection glossary for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) and anyone interesting in radiation safety terminology. The glossary is a mixture of health physics terms, and phrases related to radiation legislation, transport, practical safety and similar.

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Consumer Products

Any household product that contains a quantity of radioactive material yielding Ionising Radiation for reasons of functionality of that item. Examples include ionisation smoke detectors and luminising items such as watches and clocks which contain radium. Consumer products from by-gone-days are a potentially significant radiation hazard.

The ultimate paradox, of course, is that even though we're all going to die, we've all got to live in the meantime…

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