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  • n. A unit or radioactivity equal to one millionth of a curie: Symbol μCi

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Examples

  • With iodine-131, if one were to reach the oral ingestion limit set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of 30 microcurie, which is roughly 50 millisievert per dose, there would be an estimated total increase in cancer risk of 0.2%.

    Radiation in Food Rises

  • Between 1945 and 1947, she and most of the 17 other patients in the secret program-11 of them in Rochester-received dosages of about .3 microcurie.

    A Human Horror Story

  • They say it measured less than one half of a microcurie -- less than the amount of radiation that might be found in just a typical bag of garden fertilizer.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2008

  • MCINTYRE: Navy officials insist the amount of radiation that leaked was so low, it posed no risk -- measuring at about one half of a microcurie -- less than would be given off by a typical 50-pound bag of garden fertilizer.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2008

  • O'BRIEN: But it is a tiny amount, a tenth of a microcurie, really just a spec of Polonium.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2006

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A millicurie or tow would be a serious amount, and that would be 10,000 times a tenth of a microcurie on there.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2006

  • O'BRIEN: But United Nuclear says it won't ship more than one microcurie a month to anyone.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2006

  • We also have an A.E. C. license so that we can get at least microcurie amounts of the usual isotopes for radioautographic work.

    On Handling the Data

  • The DOE states the "maximum contaminant level developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for tritium in drinking water supplies is 20,000 pCi/L or 0.02 microcuries per liter (a picocurie is a millionth of a microcurie).

    GlobalResearch.ca

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