What is the difference between a Geiger Counters and Dosimeters. Where would you and not use them.

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What is the difference between a Geiger Counters and Dosimeters. Where would you and not use them.

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A Geiger counter measures the amount of ion pairs created every 60 seconds, so you can see how much radiation exists (although, a Geiger counter won’t tell you *what* radiation is created, which you may want to know).

A dosimeter simply tallies all the radiation it’s been exposed to. So if the Geiger counter is your speedometer, the dosimeter is your odometer. One tells you how fast you’re currently going, the other tells you how far you’ve gone.