COMMON DOSAGES of IONIZING RADIATION in EVERYDAY LIFE

Activity or Event

Effective Dose in Microsieverts

Dose as days of Equivalent Background radiation

Airport Body Scanner0.020.003
Kodak focused 3d front tooth x-ray4.70.71
Daily exposure from food and water0.81
1 day living in Bolivia61
Kodak 9000 Panorex71.06
Kodak 3d focused 3d back tooth18.82.86
4 bw dental x-rays on film385
Flight from Newark to Hong Kong406
1 chest x-ray17025
1 mammogram700106
1 year of background radiation2376360
Medical CT10,0001515
Federal Occupational Safety Limit/year (Adult)50,0007575