Whole-body and wrist exposure to X-radiation from airport baggage inspection systems is documented. Specially designed badges were worn by 72 security personnel for 2-week intervals at 5 major United States airports. At least one model of each baggage X-ray system in use during the study was investigated. The data represent the total exposure received by security personnel under normal working conditions. Measurements of the X-ray exposures over the 2-week period ranged from 0 to 16.4 milliroentgen with little difference noted between whole-body and wrist exposures. The results indicate that no measured dose equivalent exceeded the limits specified in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard for ionizing radiation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45202
  • Authors:
    • Sensintaffar, E L
    • Moss, C E
    • Parr, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DHEW/PUB/NIOSH77/105
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM