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.
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.
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.
Approximately 50%-60% of all private drilled wells in New Hampshire produce water with radon concentrations between 300 and 4,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 2009).
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recommended level of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L).
Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/l).
The results indicate that 25% of homes haves a radon level at or above the EPA Action Level of 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/l) for indoor radon exposure.
He says concentrations of radium-226--a decay product of uranium--can exceed 10,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in the concentrated brine trapped in the shale's depths.
5 picocuries per liter, which had increased from the 3.