Chapter 32, Problem 13PE

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

# A plumber at a nuclear power plant receives a wholeâ€”body dose of 30 mSv in 15 minutes while repairing a crucial valve. Find the radiationâ€”induced yearly risk of death from cancer and the chance of genetic defect from this maximum allowable exposure.

To determine

The radiation-induced yearly risk of death from cancer and the chance of genetic defect from this maximum allowable exposure

Explanation

Given info:

A plumber at a nuclear power plant receives a whole-body dose of 30 mSv in 15 minutes while repairing a crucial valve.

Calculation:

We know, 1Sv = 100 rem

Substituting the given values, we get

â€ƒâ€ƒ(30â€‰mâ€‰rem)(1â€‰Sv1000â€‰mSv)(100â€‰rem1â€‰Sv)=3â€‰rem

Therefore,

â€ƒâ€ƒ(3rem)(<

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