The purpose of educating communities on radiation detection is to alert first responders, fire, and police departments that nearly every city and region has radiation sources. Radiation can be found in many industries (like medical facilities, scientific labs, academic buildings, scrap metal yards, etc.) and in thousands of locations across the country, not just in large metropolitan areas and nuclear power plants. The sources, if involved in an accident could produce unwanted exposure. Radiation detection and measurement is just another safety precaution that should be addressed by all communities. Safety and security personnel should be able to detect, localize, identify, and measure radioactivity in any scenario. And the first step is being knowledgeable enough to know where the radiation concerns could be located and how to monitor them.
Eliminate some of the scare by knowing what radiation is, where it can be found, who needs personal radiation detection, and how to prepare for it. Check out our Radiation Detection FAQs.