What is the relationship between exposure rate and dose rate?
Exposure rate is the amount of ionizing radiation per hour in a person’s vicinity (measured in milliRoentgen per hour, mR/h), whereas dose rate is the biological effect on the body from exposure to that radiation (measured in nanoSieverts per hour, nSv/h). As an approximation, a radiological dose rate of 1 mR/h is roughly equal to an exposure rate of 10,000 nSv/h.
- Why did the EPA decide to add exposure rate measurement capability?
- What happens if air monitors report radiation levels outside of normal background levels?
- How does gamma gross count rate relate to exposure rate?
- How does the EPA monitor the air for radiation?
- Why aren't the results for my location up to date? Why are there gaps in data?