How Much Radiation are You Exposed to by Everyday Objects?
We tend to think of radioactivity as something that only surrounds nuclear energy and atomic bombs, but we are actually exposed to radioactive material every day. To start, we need to understand how radiation is measured. The units are Sieverts, which is the SI unit that takes into the effects of ionizing radiation has on the human body. In general, radiation is presented in microSieverts, as it tends to exist in this order of magnitude. If you are exposed to anything over 2 Sieverts in a short amount of time, you will die very soon. Perhaps the most shocking thing that contains radiation?