[ RadSafe ] Meaning of Rem?

Strickert, Rick (Consultant) rstrickert at signaturescience.com
Fri Nov 10 13:06:38 CST 2017

Why does "rem" stand for "roentgen equivalent man"?   The roentgen is an unit of gamma exposure in air.   Wouldn't the rem better stand for "rad equivalent man" given the rem included the Biological Quality Factor?

Rick Strickert
Austin, TX

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