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Regulations for Radionuclides in the Environment

David C. Kocher

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter discusses laws, regulations, and guidance for controlling exposures of the public to radionuclides in the environment. Topics discussed include the principal laws in the United States ... More


Twice Invisible

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 4 examines the succession of approaches that defined Belarusian radiation protection efforts after Chernobyl. The scope of radiation danger recognized by the government and the official view ... 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


Emissions, Economics, and Equity: Problems with Nuclear Solutions to Climate Change

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on addressing the problems faced by current climate policy and attempts to show how equitable it would be to increase commercial nuclear energy in an effort to help address ... More


General Radiation Hazards and Protection

Varut Vardhanabhuti, Julia James, Rosemary Gray, Rehaan Nensey, Vivien Shuen, and Tishi Ninan

in MCQs for the First FRCR

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199584024
eISBN:
9780191917967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199584024.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Deterministic effects of ionizing radiation include: Cataract Epilation Leukaemia Lung cancer Erythema Stochastic effects of radiation ... More


Imaging and Radiation

Patrick Magee and Mark Tooley

in The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199595150
eISBN:
9780191918032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595150.003.0033
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Anesthesiology

This chapter explains in simple terms the background physics of imaging using standard X-rays, computed axial tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (including positron emission tomography-PET), and ... More


Influence of supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, solar flares, and cosmic rays on the terrestrial environment

Arnon Dar

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Changes in the solar neighbourhood due to the motion of the sun in the Galaxy, solar evolution, and Galactic stellar evolution influence the terrestrial environment and expose life on the Earth to ... More


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