RBL is Radiation Background Level. Just the name has changed, everything else on Netc.com is the same.
NORM ( Natural Occurring Radioactive
Material ) was misinterpreted by reporters and people viewing Netc.com webpage.
I had the choices between NORM and TENORM or just create my own acronym. I now
see that NORM has confused many people, sorry bad choice on my part. The term
TENORM ( Technologically-Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material ) is
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials that have been concentrated or exposed
to the accessible environment as a result of human activities such as
manufacturing, mineral extraction, or water processing. I hope this new change
will help the public to understand Netc.com radiation levels better.
100 REMs is not the
same as 100 CPM, some private networks mix terms so they make it easy for you to
understand the danger level. That is wrong, so remember that CPMs is not
the same as REMs.
Natural Occurring Radioactive Material - This word is the answer to any question
about radiation. If asked about radiation snow, its the NORM. If
asked about cancer effects, its the NORM. If asked about oil
drilling levels, its the NORM. The NORM was created to
explain the radiation in the area where you live.
There are many
questions about radiation and the causes / effects of exposure to radiation, but
the one that is most often asked "What is the NORM
level?" The EPAs answer is "Health physicists generally agree on
limiting a person's exposure beyond background radiation to about 100 mrem per
year from all sources. Exceptions are occupational, medical or accidental
exposures. (Medical X-rays generally deliver less than 10 mrem). EPA and
other regulatory agencies generally limit exposures from specific source to the
public to levels well under 100 mrem. This is far below the exposure levels that
cause acute health effects. The millirem (mrem) is a very small
measurement of radiation.
Netc.com is an Early
Warning Radiation Monitoring System that warns the public when the radiation is
increasing it that area, and uses CPM ( counts per minute ) to get the TOTAL
radioactive material that is detected at the Geiger counter.
Each area is
calculated to the alert level of concern/watch level of radiation for that area, Radiation
Alert Message (RAM) will be sent to our subscribers.
Help us get the word