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sievert

[′zē·vərt]
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The International System unit of dose equivalent, equal to the dose equivalent when the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation multiplied by stipulated dimensionless factors is 1 joule per kilogram. Abbreviated Sv.
A unit of radiation dose, equal to the dose delivered by a point source of 1 milligram of radium, enclosed in a platinum container with walls 0.5-millimeter thick, to a sample at a distance of 1 centimeter over a period of 1 hour; equal to approximately 8.38 roentgens. Also known as millicurie-of-intensity-hour.
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What does 40,000 microsieverts of radiation do to a child?
15) The problem is that the dose rate in microsieverts per hour cannot be used to reassure on the basis of comparisons with annual natural background.
22 microsieverts per hour, about six times normal for the city.
Air dose rates varied from one to 10 microsieverts ([micro]Sv) per hour, results that coincided closely with airborne monitoring of Fukushima conducted by the U.
According to a draft of revised guidelines, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said people living outside a 5-kilometer radius from a nuclear power plant should evacuate immediately if a radiation dose of 500 microsieverts per hour is detected.
086 microsievert on Monday, the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
One microSievert is a thousandth of a milliSievert.
Each envelope contained several grams of the substance, with radioactivity estimated to be less than 1 microsievert, according to police.
5 microsievert per hour, compared with 1 microsievert set by the IAEA.
114 microsievert an hour on Sunday, the Education, Culture, Sports,
The MPD's antiterrorist team detected radioactivity measuring 30-40 microsievert per hour near two of the three boxes loaded in a first-floor storage room in the Hanyu man's two-story home.
5 microsievert per hour for advising residents to refrain from eating local food products until radiation levels in these products are confirmed as safe.