How to detect radiation in objects, food, water or environment?
If you are a proud owner of a SOEKS Geiger Counter and would like to measure radiation in any object, food or environment, here what you need to do:
- Turn ON the SOEKS Geiger Counter and let it measure background radiation away from the object for about 2 minutes You will get a number for that area of home, business or environment.
- Face the vents on the back of the detector towards the object or food you would like to measure. Try to get the device as close as possible to the object.
- Compare the two readings you received in the previous steps.
Safe readings are usually below 0.30 uSv/h. If the readings from the object are constantly higher than the background readings, it means that the object or food emits radiation. If it's significantly higher, the SOEKS detector will tell you right away even without comparing.
Radiation in Water
Radioactive particles in water escape from the surface. As a single radioactive particle propels, you can easily detect it with the SOEKS Geiger Counter. It's simple to do: hold the device as close as possible to the surface of the water with the vents facing it. You can even put water in a cup and place the device on top of it. Be careful not to drop the radiation detector into the water as it's not waterproof! Use a plastic bag or ziplock to test in rainy conditions.