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lead shielding

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the use of aprons and other devices containing lead as protective measures against radiation. A layer of lead 1 mm thick can attenuate 99% of x-rays of 50 kVp and 94% of x-rays of 100 kVp.
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Schemes advanced included using nuclear devices as substitutes for dynamite to blast huge holes in the ground--including stringing 125 atomic devices across the isthmus of Panama and setting them off to create the "Panatomic Canal;" utilizing radioactivity to zap food so it could seemingly be stored for years; building nuclear-powered airplanes (this didn't go far because of the weight of the lead shielding needed to protect the pilots)--and using the heat built up by the nuclear reaction to boil water to produce electricity.
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One is worn on the trunk of the body under any lead shielding and the second is worn at neck level outside of any lead shielding.
5-foot-long box that is packed with cameras, lenses and lead shielding to protect the equipment from the radiation used to produce the images.
Lead shielding and lead glass windows surround radiology imaging areas.