After Japan’s earthquake/tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown in 2011, there has been an increase in public interest for how to buy a radiation monitor for personal use. In the past, the typical customers were hospitals, schools, law enforcement and emergency personal. Today, the general public has joined the mix as the belief of personal protection and emergency preparedness gains momentum.
Radiation Detector Types
There are a wide variety of radiation detectors available. From handheld to wristwatches, laboratory-quality to iPhone versions, $100 to $4,000+ there is a monitor available to suit every prepper. The Geiger counter is the most popular of radiation detectors today.
A Geiger-Muller counter can measure ionizing radiation emitted from alpha particles, beta particles or gamma rays. This handheld device was developed in 1928 and is widely used today. It does have limitations when it comes to measuring high radiation levels and differentiating between types of radiation. However, today’s models are able to provide the detection most emergency personnel and prepping public are seeking.
Radiation Detector Reviews
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While finding a quality radiation detector for sale is easy, deciphering the readings is not. There natural hot spots that exist around the world. You should also be aware that no single device can detect all types of radiation and no single device is accurate in all situations.
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