The RADStickerTM is a peel-&-stick, postage stamp-sized color changing dosimeter. It is ideal for the general public and first responders concerned about radiological emergencies, such as a terrorist dirty bomb or nuclear accident.
The technology was developed with multimillion dollar funding from several U.S. agencies, such as DHS, DOD, DOJ, DOS, DHHS and TSWG and was field tested by the DHS with 800 first responders in the states of NJ, NY and IL.
How it works:
The sensor bar will change colors based on the cumulative level of radiation exposure. The detected level is then compared to the lookup squares provided above and below the sensor bar.
Properties of the RADSticker™
|Sensor||Develops a green/purple color and provides an early warning (25 rad) to users and guides physicians (50-1,000 rad) in determining medical treatment|
|Dose Range||25 – 1,000 rads, cumulative|
|Uncertainty||Instant, 90-95% color development within minutes, the rest within hours|
|Effect of Dose Rate||Negligible|
|Size||Postage stamp sized, 3cm x 3cm x 0.2mm , Weight: 0.2g|
|False Signal||A scratch off bar for detecting UV/sunlight false signal|
|Energy Dependency||Independent of energy, some attenuation of low energy radiation|
|Effect of Radiation Temperature||Negligible (less than 0.1%/oF over -5oF/-20oC to 140oF/60oC)|
|Effect of Average Humidity||None|
|Laundry Resistance||Passes a few residential laundry cycles|
|Maximum Operating Temperature||~195°F/90C for a maximum of six hours|
|Effect of Sunlight||Slight for a week under average sunlight (a few days of summer sunlight)|
|Effect of Ambient Light||Negligible for a week|
|Support Equipment||None needed to estimate dose|
|Service Life||3 years at 22C or color development equivalent to 10 rads with “Service Life Ends” bar|
Order now to protect your family from radiological emergencies!Two RADStickers, $5