[ RadSafe ] interesting new question

Ahmad Al-Ani ahmadalanimail at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 02:11:01 CDT 2010

As the doses are so low, what difference would it be from all those security camera's in public areas?

Anyone have access to licensing procedure for these devices? such as guidelines of operation, license application forms and requirements, etc.


On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:58 AST Stabin, Michael wrote:

>This particular application of radiation raises some interesting new questions in the justification-regulation-optimization philosophy of health physics (I have always thought that optimization comes after regulation, although the ICRP lists them in the opposite order). Exposing unknowing persons to radiation (admittedly low level) to ostensibly prevent terrorism, particularly when the exposed persons may not be citizens of the country doing the irradiatiing, is a new balancing of risks and benefits that has not been part of the normal equation until now. And the balance is different if we are talking about daily screening of everything or particular screening of containers, naval vessels, etc., in the case of a specific, credible risk scenario. Fun stuff philosophically, frightening stuff practically.
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