F.A.Q. - Cosmic Radiation
1. What are the main different types of cancer suspected to be related to radioactive exposure?
There are five different types of cancer suspected to be related to radioactive exposure.Read more
2. What is the origin of cosmic radiation?
Cosmic radiation originates from "The Big Bang". Cosmic radiation consists of particles like protons, neutrons, electrons, myons as well as atoms. The particles were thrown out in all directions at a velocity close to that of light (300,000 kilometers per second). The result is that Earth - like all other celestial bodies in the universe - is bombarded from all directions with a stream of these particles, a phenomenon called galactic radiation.Read more
3. How is cosmic radiation calculated by the GlobaLog system?
GlobaLog® calculates the cosmic radiation to crew members during their duty. The calculations are automatically entered in an electronic logbook, which for the pilots contain all information as required by European and American Authorities, while it for the cabin attendants contain only the information necessary to refer any radiation dose to a certain flight.Read more