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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK, 99811. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

Radiation Exposure Effects

Exposure (rem) Exposure (mSv) Health Effects
0.001 0.01 Dental x-ray
0.01 0.1 Chest x-ray
0.04 0.4 Mammogram
<1 <10 Whole body doses to most Fukushima & surrounding area residents
1 10 Full-body CT scan
1.2 12 Average effective dose for Japanese workers over 19 months
5 to 10 50 to 100 Changes in blood chemistry
10 100 Recommended limit for radiation workers every 5 years
35 350 Exposure of Chernobyl resident who were relocated
40 400 Maximum radiation levels/hour recorded at Fukushima March 14, 2011
50 500 Nausea; increased risk of cancers
55 550 Fatigue
70 700 Vomiting within hours of exposure
75 750 Hair loss after 2 weeks
90 900 Diarrhea
100 1,000 Can cause radiation sickness & nausea but not death
200 to 300 2,000 to 3,000 Highest Japanese workers exposure doses
500 5,000 Single dose that could kill half of those exposed
600 6,000 Typical dose recorded in Chernobyl workers who died within a month
1,000 10,000 Internal bleeding & death within 2 weeks