What is the effect of radiation on others?

As discussed in an earlier post, the effect of the gamma radiation to other people is easily eliminated by distance.  One point to make is that walls in your house do not necessarily provide the same protection as distance.  Since most walls are constructed of a wood skeleton and covered with sheet rock (plasterboard), they are not dense enough to act as shielding.  Therefore, if for instance the bed in your isolation room shares a wall with a bed on the other side of the wall that a family member is sleeping in, you should consider moving it across the […]