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A radiation worker is subject to a dose of 200 mrad/h of protons for one 40 h work week. How many times the yearly allowable effective dose?

A radiation worker is subject to a dose of 200 mrad/h of protons for one 40 h work week. How many times the yearly allowable effective dose did she receive?

HINT: To obtain the effective dose, multiply the dose rate by the time in hours and the quality factor . You then have to divide this by the allowed dose for a radiation worker per year.

I got 16 but the answer was wrong 

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago
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    200 times 40 makes 8 rad, which apparently is the same as 8 rem. Things I can google claim that the  yearly allowed dose for workers is 5 rem

    Be aware that yearly maximum-doses are rather arbitrary and vary from one country to the next

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