Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
A very low energy beta is emitted.
Tritium is not an "external" radiation
Travels less than 1/4 inch in air
Cannot penetrate through the dead
layer of the skin
Cannot penetrate clothing or gloves
Radioactive half-life = 12.3 years.
Tritium betas can produce low energy x rays.
Because the beta particle is of such low energy
the x rays it may produce are not very
penetrating and are not normally considered a