[ RadSafe ] Adopting the International System of Units for Radiation Measurements in the United States
mikebrennan90 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 12 12:08:37 CDT 2016
Preach it, Brother, Preach it!
It is time and past time to switch to SI for radiation measurements (Full disclosure: I can still tough the feel of betrayal that I felt when I learned about the Metric System, and that it had been available or over 100 year, and the US hadn't switched to it).
It really wouldn't be hard, as we already use SI mass and volume.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu <radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu> on behalf of Cary Renquist <cary.renquist at ezag.com>
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Adopting the International System of Units for Radiation Measurements in the United States
Adopting the International System of Units for Radiation Measurements Registration, Washington | Eventbrite
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Eventbrite - Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board presents Adopting the International System of Units for Radiation Measurements - at National Academy of Sciences ...
U.S. Government agencies with radiation protection responsibilities continue to use conventional units for radiation measurements despite 30-year-old national and international recommendations to use SI (System Internationale) units. The use of conventional units hinders information exchanges and communications between the United States and other countries, most of which use SI units, especially during emergencies. For example, U.S. personnel deployed in Japan during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident encountered difficulties in communicating with Japanese counterparts and the international radiation protection community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to organize a workshop to discuss how the adoption of SI units for radiation protection in the United States could improve information exchanges and communications. The workshop will examine international experiences in transitioning to SI units for radiation protection and discuss possible steps towards adopting the exclusive use of SI units in the United States. Download the current agenda here.
This event will be webcast.
cary.renquist at ezag.com
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