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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Often, when people have to work around radioactive materials spills, we see them wearing white coveralls (usually a plastic material). What types of radiation (it any) do you think these suits protect the worker from, and how?

To determine

The types of radiation (if any) that suits protect the worker from, and even when people have to work around radioactive materials spills, we see them wearing white coveralls (usually a plastic material).

Explanation

The distance travel by the radiation through a material is defined as the range of the radiation. The range of radiation depends upon some of the factors which includes the energy of the radiation, the material through which it travels and the type of the radiation whether alpha, beta or gamma ray.

  • The alpha radiations that penetrates from the radioactive sources have the range in millimeter of a biological tissue which is very less even though it cannot penetrate through the dead layers of the skin.
  • Whereas the same alpha radiation can penetrate through few centimeters of air, so that absolute distance from a sourced prevents these alpha radiations from reacting to us...

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