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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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Meanwhile, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told a press conference Monday while the government will closely examine the distribution routes of the crushed stones, the annual radiation level at the condo will not reach 20 milisieverts, the level at which people will be required to evacuate.
I am pessimistic because, since Sunday, I have seen that almost none of the solutions has Radiation levels around the power station were at a dangerous 40 milisieverts per hour.
However, the effective dose, measured in miliSieverts (mSv), takes into account the radiosensitivity of each organ.