[ RadSafe ] TLD Sensitivity

Baratta, Edmond J edmond.baratta at fda.hhs.gov
Wed Apr 26 07:35:42 CDT 2006

I'm not sure what you mean.  I do know that the luggage X-Rays (not the
carry-ons) will cause high readings on the TLD Whole Body.  We had a person
leave his Badge in his checked luggage and the reading was around 500
millirem.  We also have had Radiation Pagers go off, if the wearer gets near
them (luggage X-Ray Machines).  This can be problem for the wearer. 

Edmond J. Baratta
Radiation Safety Officer
Tel. No. 781-729-5700 x 728
Fax:  781-729-3593
edmond.baratta at fda.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Marvin M. Turkanis
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:04 PM
To: RadSafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] TLD Sensitivity

Is there a basis for a difference in sensitivity of whole body and wrist
TLDs to X-rays from the security systems for checked airline luggage?

Marvin M. Turkanis

marvintur at erols.com
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