Answer to Question #11920 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"

Category: Health Physics Society and AAHP

The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:

Q

Do you have any referrals for radiation experts in the San Francisco Bay Area for a small, fee-based consulting project? I have an idea of what we need, but I would greatly appreciate professional guidance. While our company is based in San Francisco, our skincare products are manufactured about 150 kilometers (km) from Fukushima, Japan. Our manufacturer has been testing radiation levels to certify each shipment before it leaves the factory in Japan (recent on-site readings were 0.06 microsieverts per hour [µSv h-1]). We would like to have an additional check of radiation levels when we receive shipments in the United States and to have our public relations messages reviewed by a radiation expert.

A

Thank you for using the Ask the Experts (ATE) services provided by the Health Physics Society (HPS). In the past we have addressed similar questions regarding where to find expert consultants. Thus I will point you to the previous questions and answers. Please refer to Q7394 and Q11570 on the ATE pages of the HPS website. Those responses should address your needs.

Ask the Experts is posting answers using only SI (the International System of Units) in accordance with international practice. To convert these to traditional units we have prepared a conversion table. You can also view a diagram to help put the radiation information presented in this question and answer in perspective. Explanations of radiation terms can be found here.
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