Radiation Protection: A Guide for Scientists, Regulators, and Physicians

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La Editorial, UPR, 2002 - 663 Seiten
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This highly successful manual has served for nearly three decades as the definitive guide to the safe use of radioactive materials. Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition presents a new dimension by adding coverage of nonionizing radiation, and is thus concerned with the entire field of radiation protection.

The author takes the novel approach of introducing the whole range of energies possessed by particles and electromagnetic waves at the beginning of the text, thus integrating coverage of ionizing and nonionizing radiation rather than considering them as two separate disciplines. He goes on to cover the entire spectrum of radiation sources, including radionuclides, x-ray machines, accelerators, nuclear reactors, power lines, microwave towers, and cellular phones.

With its expanded coverage, including a broader focus on public health issues, this new volume will serve as an important training and reference resource, not only for research scientists, physicians, and engineers, but for regulatory officials, attorneys, engineers, and environmental health and safety professionals. The breadth of citations alone makes this resource invaluable.

 

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Inhalt

Historical Prologue
1
PART
9
PART TWO I Principles of Protection against Ionizing Particles
18
Characteristics of Uncharged Ionizing Particles
33
Heavy Charged Ionizing Particles
51
The Absorbed DoseA Measure of Energy Imparted to a Medium
60
Tissue Weighting Factors and the Effective DoseA Measure of Risk
67
Exposure from Internal Radiation Sources
77
Storage of Wastes
359
Use of Radioactive Materials in Animals
372
Contamination Control
380
The Regulatory Process
388
Control of Airborne Releases to the Environment
396
PART SIX Ionizing Radiation and Public Health
405
Medical Findings on Humans Exposed to Radiation
417
Risks to Health from Exposure to Alpha Radiation
442

Protection from Radioactive Contamination
84
Dose Measurements in Diagnostic Radiology
124
PART THREE Radiation Dose Calculations
167
Calculation of the Absorbed Dose from Gamma Emitters in
178
Output Data
186
Dose Rates from Small Highly Radioactive Particles
224
Survey Results Handbooks and the Internet
245
Measuring Radiation Dose Rates
283
PART FIVE Practical Aspects of the Use of Radionuclides
322
Training Required for Working with Radionuclides
332
Personnel Monitoring for External Radiation Exposure
338
Protective Clothing
353
PART SEVEN Exposure to Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiation
512
from Maxwells Equations
521
Specifying Dose to Tissue from Electromagnetic Fields
526
Making Measurements of ELF and Radiofrequency
535
Medical Findings on Humans
544
Effects on AnimalsBasic Research
555
Where
566
Problems
583
Data on Selected Radionuclides
590
Selected Bibliography
597
Index
649
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Über den Autor (2002)

Jacob Shapiro is former Director of the University Radiation Protection Program and Senior Scientist in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, Harvard University. He is also Lecturer on Biophysics in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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