Lead Sheet is preferred material for medical radiation shielding projects, Nuclear Power Stations and Acoustic insulation for used as a sound barrier material.
Lead Sheet can be found in applications such as lead lined rooms, doors, frames, mobile shielding screens, static shielding screens, mobile lead barrier, portable lead shield and protective clothing to protect medical personnel as well as the general public and the environment from potentially dangerous levels of radiation from x-rays and gamma rays and electron beams. It can also be used to stop radiation leakage from cut-outs and penetrations in lead-lined walls.
Lead and some of its alloys are generally the most cost effective radiation shielding materials to protect against the effects of gamma rays and x-rays. The properties of lead which make it an excellent shielding material are its uniform density, high atomic number, high level of stability, ease of fabrication, high degree of flexibility in application, and its availability at reasonable cost.