Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm Trying to Calculated REM Dose.

Please, please let me know if I've made a mistake here.

The highest reading for milk from Phoenix was 48 picocuries liter. 1 liter is 33.8 ounces.
http://enenews.com/state-arizona-found-131-phoenix-milk-levels-500-higher-epas-top-reading-anywhere-continental

75 picocuries equals 100 mrem/yr (This is from a conversion chart for 1-131 I found in an article written by Chris Busby ) http://euradcom.org/publications/iodinedosecalc15042011.pdf
48 picocuries equals 62.4 mrem
So, 1 liter of milk is 33.8 ounces which is 62.4 mrem

So, if you drank 365 ounces of milk you’ve consumed 673 mrem

Help please! Is this correct?

The EPA guide I’m looking at figures that if
10,000 people are exposed to 1 rem of radiation over a lifetime, cancer rates from that exposure will be 5 to 6

THE EPA RECOMMENDS EXPOSURE TO BACKGROUND RADIATIONS SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 100 MREM A YEAR (The EPA’s Radiation Protection Document from 12/20/2008)

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