background radiation

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background radiation

Nuclear (or ionizing) radiations arising from within the body and from the surroundings to which individuals are always exposed.
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Noun1.background radiation - radiation coming from sources other than those being observed
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
Translations
taustasäteily
bakgrunnsstråling
bakgrundsstrålning

background radiation

n (Phys) → natürliche Strahlung f

background radiation

nradiazione f di fondo
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The results obtained in this work, revealed by the first time radon water contamination describing the health hazard related to the natural radioactivity present in the Riacho das Cachoeira dam.
The gamma-ray response is a measure of low-level, natural radioactivity that is correlated with the organic content found in petroleum source rocks.
The height came when scientists discovered how the forces within atoms behave by observing natural radioactivity and decay of certain elements and became able to control the most powerful force of nature, the nuclear force and gave birth to nuclear reactors.
The nuclear industry not only digs up and distributes buried natural radioactivity while mining uranium, it renders the uranium hundreds of thousands of times more radioactive by the process of nuclear fission in currently operating power-generating reactors.
The natural radioactivity background originates from thorium and uranium series from 40K and from the cosmic radiation interaction with matter [1 3].
The main source of natural radioactivity in the earth's crust which lead to large attract of radiation by living organisms is due to radio nucleotides in decay series U238 , Th232 and radioactive radio nucleotides k 40 [3].
All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms (ACSSU177).
On the national level, this research will contribute to the establishment of Qatarian national standards for the levels of natural radioactivity.
Integrated with the other planned information the data will contribute to the promotion of mineral exploration and environmental research and management in the fields of hydrogeology, soil-carbon/peat inventory, natural radioactivity, radon risk and geo-hazards.
Estimation of natural radioactivity were carried out by measuring the following gamma energies viz, 226Ra directly through the 186.
At the same time, the test proved lack of artificial radio-elements and showed that the slightly high level of natural radioactivity because of waste does not represent a danger on the local inhabitants' health.
To control the indoor exposure caused by the ionizing radiation emitted from building materials, an accurate determination of their natural radioactivity is required.

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