banana equivalent dose

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Noun[edit]

banana equivalent dose (plural banana equivalent doses)

  1. (biology) the radiation dose equivalent of consuming an average banana, equal to 0.01 mrem or 0.1 μSv

Usage notes[edit]

A radiation exposure of 1000 BED raises a person's chance of death by one micromort. Bananas are radioactive, due to their high concentration of potassium, specifically the potassium-40 isotope.

Synonyms[edit]

  • BED (abbreviation)

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