Tube type, inexpensive detectors can only detect things like extremely high radiation fallout from a nuclear accident. Pancake style Geiger Counters are much more sensitive and can be used for detecting much lower levels of radiation, including foods for example, but it will not tell you the type of radiation.
In the video above, Antiproton clears up some of the myths and misconceptions about Geiger Counters and radiation detection.
TUBE TYPE DETECTOR
The SOEKS is a tube type, inexpensive radiation detector which is designed to detect things like extremely high radiation fallout from a nuclear accident, but not much else. Don’t try to use this for testing food, as it will not do the job. It is also a good radiation meter to start with for beginners at an affordable cost.
DOSIMETER, PLUS TUBE TYPE RADIATION DETECTOR
For the person who is looking for something that can total up the radiation one is exposed to over a period of time such as a month and keep track of it. It is designed to be kept with you every day. It can also do double duty as an inexpensive radiation detector, all in one. This Ecotest brand is a good choice.
SENSITIVE PANCAKE STYLE GEIGER COUNTER
The Inspector is a great brand with a very sensitive round pancake style detector head on it, which can be used to test dried food, seaweed, leaves, dirt, and more, via a time test function that it has built in.
GAMMA RAY DETECTING WRIST WATCH
The Polimaster is a high end gamma detecting wrist watch with a dosimeter built in as well, for the person who has everything, and money is not a concern.
A fashionable Gamma dosimeter and Swiss-made watch in one housing. Recommended for everyday use by general public
The PM1208M Wrist Gamma Indicator is a stylish combination of gamma dosimeter and a Swiss-made quartz watch that continuously monitors environmental radiation levels and alerts user in case of danger with an audible alarm. The PM1208M can be used by both professionals dealing with radiation on a daily basis and concerned citizens
The Swiss-made RONDA 763 with quartz movement ensures the reliability and accuracy of the watch operation. The waterproof steel case enables the use of the instrument on the depths up to 100 meters (328 feet). The watch also has an electroluminescent backlight allowing it to be operated in the dark.
Your radiation protection posture is only as good as the warning systems that are in place. The small dosimeter is essential for professionals working with radiation sources as well as for anyone concerned with radioecological issues.
As the background radiation level increases greatly at high-altitudes, Polimaster recommends the PM1208M wrist gamma indicator to frequent airplane travelers for monitoring their radiation exposure.
The PM1208M requires only minimum power consumption and will operate continuously for one year from one CR2032 battery
If you don’t have a radiation detector, click on the link below. The Inspector brand is recommended by AGRP and has the round pancake style of detector head, which is much more sensitive than the cheaper tube types of detectors. Cheaper brands and many more choices are available at the AGRP store link..
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