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Evaluating the Hazards of Radiation and its Sources

Student Learning Objectives

For this RWLO, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the units used to measure radioactivity and exposure to radiation
  • Make conversions between units
  • Tabulate levels of exposure and physiological effects associated with them
  • Identify the main sources of exposure to radiation in everyday life
  • Calculate annual exposure using an online calculator
  • Formulate a question concerning some aspect of exposure to radiation and obtain a response from an on-line expert
  • Formulate an informed opinion about the dangers of nuclear power plants relative to other forms of power generation