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Ionizing Radiation

JOHN D. BOICE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the link between exposure to ionizing radiation and cancer. It describes specific studies of exposed populations, touching on strengths and limitations, the need for caution ... More


Technical Error: Measures of Life and Risk

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the sciences, politics, and international cooperations that informed Soviet state responses to the Chernobyl disaster and how they produced an image of control over ... More


Solar Radiation

ADELE C. GREEN and DAVID C. WHITEMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses link between solar radiation and cancer. Topics covered include methods of measurement, determinants of solar irradiance and solar dose, measuring personal exposure to solar ... More


Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequency Radiation

DAVID A. SAVITZ and ANDERS AHLBOM

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the link between electromagnetic fields and cancer, focusing on the nonionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and within that range, only with frequencies up to 300 ... More


Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Samuel Walker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How much radiation is too much? This book examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for ... More


The Cosmic Ray Dilemma

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the risk of exposure to ionizing cosmic radiation during space exploration. The protection from cosmic radiation is a matter for neither simple hard shells nor biological ... More


Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

John D. Meeker

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter covers occupational and environmental hygiene principles and their application. This information is vital to understanding and preventing hazardous exposures and associated adverse ... More


Self and Social Identity in Transition

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the self and social identity have been transformed in post-Soviet Ukraine within the legal and medical context of claiming illness from radiation dose exposure. It shows how ... More


Epidemiological methods: a view from north Asia/Japan

Kunio Aoki and Itsuzo Shigematsu

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of epidemiology in Japan. One of the main drivers to the growth in importance of epidemiology and its involvement in health policy was partly the investigation of ... More


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