Tag: Radiation

  • Consumer Products and Radiation

    Many consumer items contain radiation, either as a function of their operation or as a naturally occurring material that’s included as part of the product.

  • Radiation Control: Proposal to Dispose Depleted Uranium in Utah Receives Extensive Analysis

    By Helge Gabert Although depleted uranium (DU) once constituted a small percentage of the low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) generated in the United States, increased production in recent years has led to a growing need to find sites that are best suited for its long-term disposal. EnergySolutions, a commercial LLRW company in Utah, is seeking a…

  • X-ray Inspections Ensure Patient Safety

    By Lisa Mechem Most of us don’t give it a second thought when we get an x -ray at the dentist’s office because we correctly assume that the equipment our doctors and dentists use has been tested for safety. We can rest easy because the radiation scientists at the Division of Radiation Control (DRC) regularly…

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