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Understanding Radiation Video Series

Basic radiation concepts explained by REAC/TS staff

To help health officials and the public better understand radiation and radioactive contamination, physicians and health physicists with the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) have developed informational videos that address specific questions about radiation exposure.

These videos are readily available for reference by physicians and health care personnel, first responders, government officials and response agency staff, as well as members of the media and the general public.

   Radiation Dose Explained (1:07)

   Differences Between Rad/Gray and Rem/Sievert (1:37)

   Radiation Exposure vs. Radioactive Contamination (1:34)

   How Prussian Blue and DPTA Work (1:33)

   How Potassium Iodide, or KI, Works (1:12)

Quick Reference Information - Radiation

REAC/TS has prepared a quick reference guide on radiation including definitions, conversion tables, radiation dose measurements and treatment information for physicians.

Download the Quick Reference on Radiation (PDF, 173KB)

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