Buy a light and inexpensive radiation detector to carry around to check for radioactivity, especially when entering damaged buildings, around explosively damaged equipment and in dusty areas. Every group of soldiers out in the field should have such a device, perhaps operated by a medic. For purchase of radiation detectors, see http://www.unitednuclear.com/geigers4sale.htm. One is needed that detects gamma rays, the most penetrating radiation. The first one on that web page, the Prospecting Gieger Counter, is a good one to buy:
The dimensions are 8" long x 4.5" wide x 4" tall. The handle is another 3.5" high.
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