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By Alan Martin, Sam Harbison, Karen Beach, Peter Cole

ISBN-10: 041216230X

ISBN-13: 9780412162305

ISBN-10: 1489969403

ISBN-13: 9781489969408

An creation to Radiation Protection is a hugely readable account of the character of the dangers offered through ionizing radiation and the tools of security for these new to the sphere and for the non-specialist.

The 6th version of this tested textual content takes readers in the course of the normal historical past of the topic, the technical ideas underlying the regulate of radiation dangers, radiation detection and dimension, and the organic results of radiation. those ideas are through a attention of radiation security concerns within the nuclear undefined, the non-nuclear area, and the scientific box. additional specialized themes contain threat review, waste administration and decommissioning, radiological incidents and emergencies, correct laws, and organizational issues.

Supplemented by means of transparent diagrams and images, precis sections, and revision questions, the ebook is appropriate for the newbie in addition to the extra complicated radiation practitioner. It is still an awesome primer for these operating within the nuclear undefined, nuclear drugs technicians, radiographers and clinical physics technicians, overall healthiness and defense executives and occupational future health pros. it's also a useful better half for a person education or project a direction in radiation protection.

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Effects of radiation on cells: inhibition of mitosis; chromosome aberrations. Early effects: effects occurring within a few weeks of acute exposure; due to depletion of cell populations. Late effects: main effect is cancer induction. Hereditary effects: appear in descendants of exposed individuals. Stochastic effects: mainly cancer and genetic effects; probability of occurrence depends on dose. Non-stochastic effects: severity depends on dose. Revision questions 1. Describe how radioactivity can be deposited in various organs of the body: (a) if it is inhaled, and (b) if it is ingested (swallowed).

Y Si 32 . . ,l -ot ' Si30 A\28 ' ~ ~S i Radioactivity and Radiation 19 atomic number while all nuclides with the same mass number lie on a 45' diagonal line, running from upper left to lower right. Many nuclide charts contain additional information which has been omitted from the sample chart shown in Fig. 3 for the sake of clarity. The nuclide chart can be used to obtain rapid information on the products of various nuclear reactions. For instance, a (n, y) reaction on sodium-23 3 Na) produces sodium-24 4 Na).

In everyday health physics, the term dose is often loosely used to mean any one of the quantities exposure, absorbed dose or dose equivalent. In the following chapters the term dose will be taken to mean dose equivalent. Absorbed dose and exposure will be given their full titles. Summary of chapter Radiation transfers energy from the source to the absorbing medium. Ionization: removal of orbital electron -production of ion pairs-- in electric field, current flows. Absorbed dose: energy deposition in any medium by all types of ionizing radiation.

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