Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Geiger Counter Interpretation Simplified

I made this chart.   Several other blogs have copied it nearly verbatim, and I am happy that others want to spread actionable information to protect people (would have been nice to get a proper credit though).   I had the chart translated to Japanese as I was sending a Geiger to Japan to help families address their real risk.   See bottom for the Japanese version.

This is a super condensed table on how to interpret Geiger Readings.   Use it to supplement your own research and getting a "block of knowledge".

If you take this radiation stuff at all seriously, then get a Geiger.   All the rest is guesswork.

Radiation Alert Inspector, $530 to $600 Amazon


And Here are LIVE radiation reports from independent reporting stations.

I am sending my Radiation Alert Inspector to Japan to a family that needs real data---soooo You won't see an Oahu based reporting station until I get my next Geiger delivered.

Japan –only 2 to 5 reporting sites
http://radiationnetwork.com/Japan.htm
Hawaii –
http://radiationnetwork.com/AlaskaHawaii.htm
US Mainland
http://radiationnetwork.com/

16 comments:

  1. Saw your post at HP. That's wonderful news your sending yours to a family in Japan Steveo. Thanks to you, they'll be able to measure the radiation around them. HUGS to you!

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    1. Yeah It was kind of an epiphany on Saturday.

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  2. Do you know what the readings are in the Hawaiian Islands?

    Thanks for the important info!

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  3. I too am trying to make sense of the data. We used to measure radiation in RADS, now it's called millisieverts, microsieverts, bequerals and terabequerels (X1000 to the 10thpower). First you measure the "background" radiation that "normally" exists (ie, from microwave ovens, cel phones, wi-fi etc.)then measure your item (the vegetable at the grocery store or the paper towel from which you swiped radioactive rain off your car)-- subtract the background reading to get your result. The "standard", which a human body can withstand, was set at 0.05 millisieverts. Now they've raised the standard so we can "safely" absorb more radiation, (by the way, the black yetch on the streets in Tokyo is measuring in bequerals) My guess is that the industry is purposely confusing us with measurements since no amount of radiation is really "safe". Yes, I too would like to make sense of all this. I'm learning that many of the geiger counters don't even measure cesium, strontium and plutonium, which is what is coming our way from Japan.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, and for making efforts to understand this stuff. All your comments seem on the right track.

      Food is very hard to measure, the water stops most radiation, but if you do get a high reading on food...very bad sign.

      Clicks per minute is a good standard, it eliminates all the assumptions, such as to convert CPM into mSv one must make an assumption of what type of element is causing the click (Cesium is a common assumption that many Geiger manufacturers build into their calibration/calculation to produce mSv.)

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    2. Normal radiation sources are deep space, the sun, rocks & minerals around you, etc. NOT microwave ovens, cell phones, wi-fi. These emit "radiation" but they do so much lower in the electromagnetic spectrum and do not emit alpha, beta, or gamma. Repeat: Microwave ovens, cell phones, wi-fi, etc. do NOT emit *ionizing* radiation and are not of concern at ALL in this discussion.

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  4. Greetings:
    Great stuff!
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    1. Great stuff, I am posting these up as their own post on my site.

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  6. Thank you for your time and hard work. It is greatly appreciated!

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    1. You are welcome. Spread the word, protect people, kill nuke

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  7. Thank you so much for all this resource. I like your practical approach and simple language.

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    1. Decipher the technical BS and put it into straight forward terms. Appreciate the appreciation!

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  8. im going to spread the word ,for years I was pro-nuke .Its nastier than raw sewage.
    I thank God for the truth.

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    1. Nuke makes raw sewage look like fine art.

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