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THE PHENOMENON

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IN DAILY LIFE

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QUESTION OF DOSES

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AT THE DOCTOR’S

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At the laboratory

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At the museum

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

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RADIOACTIVE WASTE

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The equivalent dose measures the exposure of an organ or tissue, such as the thyroid. This dose is obtained by multiplying the amount of energy absorbed by the organ or tissue by a “weighting” factor that takes into account the harmful effects of the radiation (photons, electrons, neutrons, alpha). The dose equivalent is expressed as the effective dose in Sieverts or millisieverts.

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Effective dose

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