All careers that work with and around radiation sources are very careful. There are regulations on dose limits and radiation workers strictly follow them.
The higher you fly, the higher the level of radiation. That is why pilots and flight attendants are classified as radiation workers.
When we talk about radiation, we usually think first of X-rays, medical treatments and nuclear power plants. But the most perplexing and most interesting might just be radiation from outer space.
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Nuclear power plants emit radioactive gases and liquids to the environment, and even in small amounts, these can have long-term effects. Because of this, there should be consistent monitoring in the area.
Radon comes from the normal decay of uranium found in rocks, soil and water. From the ground it goes up into particles that a human can breathe.
Several big firms actually have their packages go through X-rays as they arrive. They do this as a security measure to confirm that there are no explosives or other dangerous goods.
Aside from quick searches and scans on people, the police and certain customs officers also inspect cargoes if there are any hazardous or prohibited materials.
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Aside from healthcare and mining facilities, military forces also use radiation monitors as part of their defence system.