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Why is Lead One of the Best Materials for Radiation Protection? standard

If you have x-rays or radiation treatment for illness, you need prevent the harmful rays produced by the equipment from spilling out into the surrounding hallways and rooms. Some materials prevent penetration of dangerous rays better than others. In fact, lead shields for radiology applications are one of the best protections you can use and there are many reasons why. Density When you see or touch a solid material, it might look like impenetrable. In reality, tiny things pass right through the human body and brick walls with little to no resistance. That’s because atoms (which make up matter) are not completely solid and their arrangement (density) can vary a great deal. It’s not easy for radiation to penetrate dense ...

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Radiation Shielding Options standard

One of the advantages of specializing in lead products for over 30 years is the ability to work closely with various industries. At Mayco Industries, we continue to interact with a wide variety of clients, which allows us to respond to demand with specific materials, construction components, and radiation shielding products for use in everything from nuclear facilities to medical and dental X-ray labs and rooms. To provide an overview of our radiation shielding materials, here are some of our most popular products. The specific choice of product, alloy, and thickness can always be customized to your needs. Our team is able to work with you to create the custom materials required for any specific construction or shielding project. Drywall ...

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How to Choose X-Ray Lead Shields standard

Working in any type of industry where there is the potential risk of exposure to x-rays or gamma rays is always a risk. By ensuring you have the right type of x-ray lead shields in your protective clothing you can have the confidence in knowing you are protected fully by the smock, garment, or shield. It is important to realize that not everyone will need the same level of protection. Knowing the level of radiation you will be exposed to will be critical in choosing x-ray lead shields. While there is no harm in having a higher level of protection than necessary, the weight of the more protective shields is higher than that of the shielding materials designed for lower ...

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