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Subject: exposure time and dosage

Date: 12/20/02 at 9:37 PM
Posted by: Dave
E-mail: liveforever62@hotmail.com
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I worked for an x ray inspections company a few months ago.
one on occasion i was working near one of these machines and may have been exposed to some x ray radiation because some idiot may not have covered the end of the conveyor with lead plating (he cant quite remember!!). Because i was in my first week of working there, my dosimeter badge had not arrived so the amount of exposure is largely unknown.
However, the "leakage" of radiation was around the order of 0.025 milli sieverts. Does anyone know the longest amount of time that can be spent in an area with this kind of radiation level without developing long term effects such as cancer??

The unit manager thinks that an exposure time of up to an hour is safe, i find this very hard to believe. Any help would be most appreciated.

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