“Radioactivity is invisible, tasteless and not mentioned on food labels” – a phrase that applies, perhaps just as much as with any other food, to instant noodles. Enthusiasts of which might have noticed that radiation levels are rarely, if ever, stated on the packaging. This fact has not escaped the attention of Professor Ali Abid […]
“14C is one of the radionuclides for which the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has developed performance testing programmes (PTPs). During the PTP exercises, clients receive samples of natural urine containing spiked radionuclides, for testing. In these programmes, urine has disadvantages. These include (1) slow collection times from donors, (2) unpleasant smell and (3) potential to […]
A TV commercial for Dorothy Gray Salon Cold Cream uses a geiger counter to measure the slightly radioactive dirt that they had smeared on a fashion model’s face. It’s a 1950’s triumph for the use of measurement in the fashion industry.