# If a woman is exposed to 0 .57 mSv/yr of radiation because of medical X-rays and her total exposure is 3 .6 mSv/yr, what percentage of her total exposure is due to medical X-rays?

### Chemistry In Focus

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### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 8, Problem 48E
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## If a woman is exposed to 0 .57 mSv/yr of radiation because of medical X-rays and her total exposure is 3 .6 mSv/yr, what percentage of her total exposure is due to medical X-rays?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The percentage of exposure of a woman due to medical X-rays is to be determined.

Concept introduction:

X-ray is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is very similar to visible light. Medical X-rays are used to scan images of the tissues and bones inside the body.

The SI unit of radiation exposure is Sievert (Sv).

The percentage of the woman’s exposure to medical x-ray is calculated as follows:

% of radiation =Woman exposureTotal exposure×100%

### Explanation of Solution

Given information: A woman is exposed to 0.57 mSv/yr of radiation because of medical x-rays and her total exposure is 3.6 mSv/yr.

Medical X-ray is used to detect the internal parts of the body. It is a type of radiation.

The percentage of the woman’sexposure to medical x-ray is calculated as follows:

% of radiation =Woman exposureTotal exposure

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