Navigation Links
Radioactive progenies of thoron can be measured accurately, thanks to the PTB
Date:3/31/2008

This release is available in German.

Approximately one fourth of our annual radiation exposure we absorb by breathing within our own four walls. A relevant radiation source here is thoron, an isotope of the noble gas radon, which so far has been very difficult to measure. Researchers of the Physikalisch-Technische-Bundesanstalt (PTB) have now been successful here with the crucial step: By means of their new thoron progeny chamber, it has only very recently been possible to calibrate measuring devices with an accuracy unique worldwide. That is the requirement for being able to determine thoron (radon-220) and its progenies with a high degree of accuracy. This is of great importance for the health safety of exposed persons, due to the fact that the results of thoron measurements varied very strongly depending on the measuring device, thus leaving much room for estimations.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Annette Rttger
Annette.roettger@ptb.de
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Inside job: new radioactive agents for colon cancer work inside cells
2. Tiny radioactive spheres effectively treat cancer that has spread to the liver
3. Long Term Care Insurance Gains Momentum Thanks to State Promotions, a Leading Brokerage Reports
4. 600 Smiles Restored Thanks to the AACDCFs Give Back A Smile Program - October Marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
5. World Health Organization thanks CBM For their outstanding work
6. Everett-Area Cancer Patients Can More Easily Navigate Health Care System Thanks to the American Cancer Society and AstraZeneca
7. Its More Than the Turkey Dinner That Will Leave You Feeling Bloated This Thanksgiving
8. AUDIO from Medialink and the Canned Food Alliance: A Thanksgiving Bounty in Your Pantry
9. GNC Joins St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) to Kick Off Fourth Annual Thanks And Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America to Help Save Childrens Lives While Shopping for the Holidays
10. Ann Taylor Supports the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospitals(R) Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign
11. Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) Announce Hitting The 50-Partner Milestone as They Kick Off the Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign Which Asks America to Support St. Jude While Shopping This Holiday Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living ... survivors worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to ... , National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma ... drugs, biologics, consumer health and global clinical supply services, today announced two key ... the company’s continued investment and strategic growth plans in the Asia Pacific region. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... An April Gallup survey ... , The 550 employees of Sun Health Senior Living (SHSL) may not ... reduces their doctor and prescription copays for the year, while holding the line on ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial ... is sharing tips to make sure your family and vehicle are ready to ... Council, there may be 439 deaths and an additional 50,500 serious injuries from motor ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... BELLEVUE, Wash. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, is opening a brand ... facility will provide individuals ages 8-17 and their families with even more specialized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand , May 24, 2016 ... scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been ... the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2016. Dr ... a fantastic acknowledgement for our team.  It,s really good to ... the burden healthcare internationally. Our products are used in 35 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced Andrea Heslin Smiley , ... the company,s business development and sales team, exploring new opportunities for VMS to empower ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... , la première endoprothèse à double thérapie ... l,intervention portant sur les membres inférieurs et ... OrbusNeich, entreprise mondiale spécialisée dans la fourniture ... vie, a élargi son portefeuille pour inclure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: