Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
MODES OF EXPOSURE AND BIOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR
OF TRITIUM - How can I be exposed to tritium and what
would it do to me?
A. External Dose
Tritium is not an external hazard.
Tritium is not a dose concern if it is
located outside the body.
Tritium betas will not penetrate a
We are interested only in tritium inside
Tritium is an "internal" radiation hazard.
Modes of Exposure
Tritium can deliver a radiation dose if it gets
inside our bodies. Modes of entry include:
- injection (cuts/wounds)