Communicating complex subjects is often easier in person or on video. As one of my visually oriented friends likes to say, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a good quality video can be worth 30,000 words per second.
Here is a clear, short video that shows how natural gamma radiation surrounds us all of the time. It describes measurements and covers the important protection concepts of time, distance and shielding. The clip ends with this important message –
“Radioactive material deserves our respect but it does not require our fear.”
I hope that the same source produces additional episodes.
Hat tip to Suzy Hobbs-Baker at Pop Atomic Studios for providing the link.
Additional note: The original posting on The Weather Channel is Web Extra: Measuring Gamma Rays. This might run for people who are experiencing difficulty with the embedded version here.