[ RadSafe ] Radon pCi/l to mRem/hr
Bernard L. Cohen
blc+ at pitt.edu
Fri Apr 6 10:43:03 CDT 2007
Very roughly, a person living in a house with radon level of 1.3 pCi/L
(the U.S. average) gets a whole body equivalent dose of about 200
mrem/year according to NCRP, about 100 mrem/year according to UNSCEAR,
and about 70 mrem/year according to ICRP. These numbers are about 15
years old, so things may have changed. Naomi Harley of NYU is the expert
cobdw at tds.net wrote:
>Need a little help.
>I recently tested my home for radon gas using a commercially available passive alpha-track detector. Results were reported in picocuries per liter. I would like to convert this to millirem per year. Can some one point me in the right direction to find the formula for this?
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