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Common Dosages of Ionizing Radiation in Everyday Life

COMMON DOSAGES of IONIZING RADIATION in EVERYDAY LIFE

Activity or Event

Effective Dose in Microsieverts

Dose as days of Equivalent Background radiation

Airport Body Scanner 0.02 0.003
Kodak focused 3d front tooth x-ray 4.7 0.71
Daily exposure from food and water 0.8 1
1 day living in Bolivia 6 1
Kodak 9000 Panorex 7 1.06
Kodak 3d focused 3d back tooth 18.8 2.86
4 bw dental x-rays on film 38 5
Flight from Newark to Hong Kong 40 6
1 chest x-ray 170 25
1 mammogram 700 106
1 year of background radiation 2376 360
Medical CT 10,000 1515
Federal Occupational Safety Limit/year (Adult) 50,000 7575
By |March 15th, 2012|X-ray Information|