[ RadSafe ] Activity question

BLHamrick at aol.com BLHamrick at aol.com
Mon Dec 19 19:50:52 CST 2005

I also think that when it comes to setting low-level threshholds,  scientists 
recognize there is little difference between 10, 50, 70 or 100 Bq/g,  but you 
have to settle on some number eventually for regulatory purposes.
Barbara L. Hamrick, CHP, JD
In a message dated 12/19/2005 9:33:52 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
luke.mccormick at dhs.gov writes:

You are  making the assumption that bureaucrats used a scientific/technical
basis  for setting the level. My guess is that  it probably had to do  with
either a 1 nCi commodity like a lantern mantle or a detectability  issue.

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Subject:    Re: Re:[ RadSafe ]  Activity question
Author:      <jjcohen at prodigy.net>
Date:       12/19/2005  11:12 AM

I believe the original  question related to the
scientific/technical  basis
for the 70Bq level rather than the  administrative/bureaucratic
basis. Why
was 70bq selected-- as opposed to 10, 50, 100, or   63.749 Bq


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