picocurie


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picocurie

(ˈpiːkəʊˌkjʊərɪ)
n
(Chemistry) a trillionth of a curie, which is a unit of radioactivity
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When the Curie is used for small activities, the term picoCurie is used--sometimes designated as a micro-micro Curie to note that it is one trillionth of a Curie.
A picocurie is the amount of radiation produced in one minute by the decay of two radon atoms within a one-liter volume.
The lower-bound estimate of annual willingness to pay is about 35 cents per person per bequerel or $13 per person per picocurie reduction.
In physics, one picocurie is equal to one-trillionth of a curie, the measurement of a quantity of radioactive substances, a very minute amount.
8 percent of buildings hit the 10-plus picocurie mark--equal to smoking a full pack a day.
A picocurie is one-trillionth of a curie, a standard measure of radiation.
The 50 picocurie per gram limit comes from a health department-commissioned study by Argonne National Laboratory, which found a landfill worker exposed to TENORM at a rate of 51.
State mandates calling for lower picocurie levels meant that Lynwood would either have to hook up to a central water treatment system or consider a POE solution.
indoor-radon concentration at 1 picocurie per liter of air.
Environmental Protection Agency reports that if a home or building tests at 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher, action should be taken to reduce the level of radon.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a maximum contaminant level for tritium at 20,000 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L).
The levels of radon, measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/l), were then compared to factors such as cave or sinkhole proximity, elevation, temperature, and air pressure.