[ RadSafe ] New Radiation Protection Unit? The Taylor (Ty)
Floyd.Flanigan at nmcco.com
Tue Nov 22 13:08:43 CST 2005
Right after we convert to the metric system.
Floyd W.Flanigan B.S.Nuc.H.P.
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of John Jacobus
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:19 PM
To: Sandy Perle; radsafe at radlab.nl; nielseec at nv.doe.gov
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] New Radiation Protection Unit? The Taylor (Ty)
Confusion in units? When is the U.S. going to
harmonize and start using the Sv, Bq, and Gy?
--- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 21 Nov 2005 at 17:36, John Jacobus wrote:
> > As one who answers patients questions, I always
> > that I should apologize for the confusion between
> > and ED. I am not sure if naming a new unit would
> > more confusioning tahn the current situation.
> I expect that most, if not all patients, would be
> confused. Heck,
> even most physicists remain confused on how to use
> the terms as
> intended! MY biggest issue is that any new term
> would be contrary to
> the current definitions used throughout the world,
> and, are included
> in various international standards. The USA should
> not embark on a
> new term that is sued solely in the USA, and would
> further increase a
> a chasm in the standards area where there needs to
> be more
> harmonization, and not a continual splitting.
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
"John F. Kennedy, U.S. President and former Naval Officer
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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