[ RadSafe ] Meaning of Rem?

Joseph Preisig jrpnj01 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 14:09:43 CST 2017


Google rem and radiation.     Joe Preisig

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Strickert, Rick (Consultant) <
rstrickert at signaturescience.com> wrote:

> 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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