Radiation Blog

[Radiation] Accidents Do Happen

The number of radioactive sources used in industry is extremely high, and while regulatory bodies issue stringent safety guidelines regarding dangerous industrial radiation sources, these are not always followed. Users commonly stray from the guidelines –through negligence or human error – and endanger themselves as well as the public. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issues [...]

When a Road Accident Can Become a Radiation Hazard

Typically, people associate radiation threats with nuclear power accidents or nuclear war. In reality, however, nuclear power and nuclear weapons are red herrings to the real and prevalent threat: radiation sources used in every day in common industries – resulting in thousands of radiation sources transported on our nation’s highways and byways on a daily [...]

Increasing Your Survivability Quotient during a Nuclear Disaster
What you need to shield yourself from radiation during a nuclear disaster fits into a duffle bag.

Radiation from a nuclear disaster comes in two forms: fallout (radioactive particles) and penetrating waves. To protect yourself from particles of radiation dispersed in the air you’ll need respiration masks, iodine pills, gloves, goggles, and clothing that will cover the whole of your body. To protect yourself from penetrating waves of radiation, you’ll need a [...]

Getting By in a Radioactive Universe

Nuclear explosions occur on a regular basis in our universe, and on an unfathomable scale. Gamma-ray bursts, which occur when a large star collapses into a black hole, account for the most powerful nuclear explosions – emitting, in a few seconds, the amount of radiation that the sun would produce over 10 billion years. And [...]