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How Are Geiger Meters Used?

You may already know that a Geiger counter, also known as a Geiger Muller detector, measures radioactivity levels in a specified area. It contains a tube, called the Geiger Mueller tube or GM tube, that picks up on different types of radiation, including alpha, gamma and beta varieties. You may wonder when and why this type of detector is used?

How to Detect Radiation With a Geiger Counter

If you’re interested in knowing the radiation levels in your home, work environment and other places, you can use a Geiger counter. This device tests the area around you for levels of radiation. It can show you if you’re exposed to normal levels or are in danger from high levels. You can use personal use Geiger counters that are [...]