Radioactive Substance Level Statistics

The average level of a radioactive substance over a given period of time based on collected statistical data.

Statistic 1

"The average dose of radiation from background radiation is 2 mSv per year."

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Statistic 2

"The annual per capita effective dose from all radiation sources is about 3 mSv worldwide."

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Statistic 3

"Exposure to 100 mSv a year is the lowest level at which any increase in cancer risk is clearly evident."

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Statistic 4

"Radon-222, a radioactive substance, accounts for 55% of the yearly exposure to natural radiation for average citizens."

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Statistic 5

"The global annual average dose due to natural background radiation is 2.4 mSv but it can vary from 1 to 13 mSv."

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Statistic 6

"Average level of radiation exposure from a chest X-ray is 0.1 mSv."

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Statistic 7

"Threat category of radioactive substances can exceed 10 mSv, an annual dose which can lead to the increased chance of cancer."

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Statistic 8

"Granite, a common rock, can be radioactive, containing up to 20 parts per million of potassium-40."

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Statistic 9

"Patients who have received radiopharmaceuticals for medical treatment can have radioactive sweat."

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Statistic 10

"Potassium-40 has an abundance of about 0.01% and is the main source of radioactivity in our body."

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Statistic 11

"The average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is 6.2 millisieverts (620 millirem)."

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Statistic 12

"The Fukushima disaster released approximately 3.5x10^16 becquerel of Cs-137, a radioactive substance."

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Statistic 13

"The Chernobyl disaster released 1.5 GBq of radioactive substances within a ten-day period."

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Statistic 14

"The half-life of Radium-226, which is found in uranium ores, is about 1600 years."

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Statistic 15

"The United States currently has 95 operating nuclear reactors out of 440 worldwide."

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