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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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For instance, the radiation you get from a CT of the pelvis and abdomen is comparable to the natural background radiation you may get for seven years - natural background radiation refers to the radiation we get naturally from the sun, cosmic rays, the Earth itself or from the food we consume.
area July 22 to measure naturally occurring background radiation.
Malakand soil can be regarded as having normal levels ofnatural background radiation.
Some teams built a cloud chamber to visualize background radiation, developed an educational game that encourages a healthy diet and designed a hypothetical brain to endure long-distance space exploration.
The language problem dragged out the bomb alert as it took a long time for the police to understand the Iranian student was carrying out a university assignment on measuring background radiation.
conducted a nationwide census-based cohort study to investigate whether the incidence of childhood cancer is associated with external exposure to natural background radiation from terrestrial gamma and cosmic rays.
It's regarded by the council as a "special place" for science - a "quiet place in the universe" where studies can be carried out almost entirely free of interference from natural background radiation.
Flame detectors range from simple ionisation probes through to complex microprocessor based flame scanners that can be 'tuned' to discriminate between one flame and another and between flames and background radiation such as glowing refractories and coal beds.
Last year, Kyrgyzstan received 2 containers and 128 vehicles with high background radiation, Deputy Director of the State Inspectorate for Environmental and Technical Safety Rasul Artykbayev said today.
EOS said that its new EOS Micro Dose option, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, allows a further step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available) by bringing pediatric spine follow up exams at the dose level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation on Earth.
4 mSv of radiation, the equivalent of seven weeks of background radiation from the earth and space.