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  • abbr. becquerel

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  • n. Symbol for the becquerel, an SI unit of radioactivity.

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  • In SI units, the activity of a radioactive source is measured in becquerels (symbol Bq), where one becquerel is equal to one nuclear disintegration per second (an older unit is the curie, where one curie is 37 billion Bq) 1 Bq = 1 disintegration per second (dps) 1 Ci = 3.7 x 1010 dps

    Radiation units

  • Since the Bq represents such a small amount, you are likely to see a prefix used with Bq, as shown below:

    Radiation units

  • The WHO also says that if this level can't be reached because of country-specific conditions, the action level should not exceed 300 Bq, or about 8 pCi/L.  The WHO research, based on four years of work by 100 scientists from 30 countries, appears in the "WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon" (PDF).

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  • The WHO also says that if this level can't be reached because of country-specific conditions, the action level should not exceed 300 Bq, or about 8 pCi/L.The WHO research, based on four years of work by 100 scientists from 30 countries, appears in the "WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon" PDF.

    World Health Organization lowers recommended action level for radon; goal is to reduce lung-cancer risk

  • Based on recently completed research, the World Health Organization is recommending that homeowners take action to remediate the radon level in their home if it exceeds 100 becquerels (Bq), which corresponds to 2.7 picocuries per liter (pCi/L).

    World Health Organization lowers recommended action level for radon; goal is to reduce lung-cancer risk

  • Bq decabecquerel daBq decibecquerel dBq hectobecquerel hBq centibecquerel cBq kilobecquerel kBq millibecquerel mBq megabecquerel

    Becquerel

  • The becquerel (symbol Bq ') is the SI derived unit of radioactivity in the International System of Units (SI), and equal to one disintegration or nuclear transformation per second.

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  • Bq, the essay was included in one of the issues of The New Yorker back in 1998 or 1999, sometime in the aftermath of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, so she was definitely working off tropes.

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  • Bq, earlier you mentioned several reasons why rampant sexual behavior is hazardous to a society, but asked why women were villified while men were glorified.

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  • In postal codes where the radon level topped 230 Becquerel per cubic meter Bq/m3, the rate of the cancer was 76 percent higher versus areas with the lowest average radon levels.

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