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# Converting &#956;Sv/h to mSv/year

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edited June 2011
I want to make sure that I've done the math correctly.

24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year = 8760

The reading near the down spout at my home was .516μSv/h.
So, 8760X.516=4,520.16μSv/year
4,520.16μSv/year=4.52016mSv/year

The general reading around my house was .260μSv/h so that's 2.2776mSv/year, right?

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Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
edited June 2011
WolframAlpha says you are correct.

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edited June 2011
Thank you Aioua. That's VERY helpful.

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edited June 2011
XKCD did a really awesome visual comparison chart for various radiation doses a little while back. It kind of puts things in perspective.

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edited June 2011
just checked your math, you are correct.

And yes, XKCD's rad chart is cool.

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edited June 2011
Let's not forget leap years (or the cause of leap years, namely that a year is not a nice round number.) There are actually 365.242199 days in a year, or 8,765.81277 hours, which boils down to 4.52315938932 mSv/yr.

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