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Cosmic rays make a significant, but not normally a dominant, contribution to the radiation dose of people all over the world. However, doses rise with altitude and the earth's magnetic field means that altitude also becomes important. Solar activity imposes a further, time dependent, variation. This article gives more details of these factors in the context of radiation protection as applied to air travel.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/00004032-200011000-00013

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health Physics

Publication Date

01/01/2000

Volume

79

Pages

560 - 562