picocurie


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picocurie

(pi'ko-ku-re),

pCi

An amount of radiation equal to 10-12 curies.
See: becquerel
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Morse, Worcester's commissioner of public health, said he stands by the recommendation that people test their homes and mitigate any levels over 4 picocuries per liter.
which owns the lab, discovered tritium at a high of 80,000 picocuries per liter - four times the 20,000 ppl standard for drinking water.
If the test shows more than four picocuries per liter of air, the EPA suggests checking several other rooms in the house.
The EPA suggests that radon measurements between 2 to 4 picocuries per liter (pci/L) -- should be considered for mitigation to reduce health risks.
each year, and 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have radon levels above the EPA guideline of four picocuries per liter.
Residential radon levels below 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), equivalent to 148 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/[m.
The compromise sets a standard for five years for radon at 1,000 picoCuries per liter.
The United States EPA has established a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 30 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) for uranium in drinking water, and the state of California has set a standard of 20 pCi/L.
In January 1996, a basement storage room at City View had 1,981 picocuries of radon per liter of air, hundreds of times higher than the acceptable level of less than 4 picocuries.
Environmental Protection Agency has set drinking water limits for two of the most common isotopes of radium, radium-226 and radium-228, at 5 picocuries (pCi)/L combined.