Radiation Math: How Do We Count the Rays?

The Wall Street Journal – March 23, 2011

…Keeping abreast of the nuclear news from Japan involves making sense of a dizzying array of (radiation) measurements…becquerals, grays, sieverts…curies, rads and rems…most of which take the names from physicists who help uncover the properties of radioactivity and its biological effects…(read full story here)

“Sieverts” or “Rems” – each the designation
Of different doses of radiation.
Confusing? Yes, but it’s well worth knowing
Before someone shouts, “Look, you’re glowing.”

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