[ RadSafe ] [Radsafe] A new unit for radiation measurements

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Apr 9 22:44:53 CDT 2013

That is funny. 


On Apr 9, 2013, at 10:42 PM, Nick Tsurikov <nick.tsurikov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear friends and colleagues,
> It is not too often that I find radiation protection and other official
> government documents humorous, in fact we don't have much of it in our
> profession...
> I thought that it will be interesting for many people to discover that
> (most likely due to  some king of typographical error) the new radiation
> measurement unit has been introduced in Western Australia, called
> "milliGuys".
> You can see/download the document 'Uranium in Western Australia; from the
> website of our Department of Mines and Petroleum, here:
> http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/9997.aspx
> On page 40 (the last one) in 'U Facts' box on the bottom it says:
> "...evacuees from Chernobyl averaged 500 milliGuys of exposure to the
> thyroid, all 1080 evacuees screened for thyroid exposure in Fukushima had
> been exposed to less than 100 milliGuys per person."
> I wonder...  This present some funny pictures in my head...  I am also
> curious what KiloGuys or MegaGuys will look like and if one can see
> microGuys and nanoGuys under a microscope...
> Greetings from Western Australia
> Nick Tsurikov
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