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Newsletter Article – IV, 1; March 2012: Indoor Air Quality and the Limits of Testing and External Radiation Dosimetry

Indoor Air Quality and the Limits of Testing
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been a topic that has been front and center in the news for nearly 2 decades. Modern construction techniques, as well as the concerns to make buildings much more energy efficient, has led to an increase in complaints of so called “sick buildings,” as well as advancements in the science of investigating and finding solutions for these issues.

External Radiation Dosimetry
Dosimetric methods are used to evaluate external radiation dose to assigned areas or individuals while handling radioactive materials or working with radiation producing machines. External dosimetry services are implemented by Radiation Safety staff, and exposure assessment is performed using dosimeters that are supplied and processed by an accredited outside vendor.

In Case You Haven’t ’Herd’: A Newsletter of Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Volume IV, Issue 1; March 2012