Health risks of radon and other internally deposited alpha-emitters
|Format:||Print Book 1988|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This book describes hazards from radon progeny and other alpha-emitters that humans may inhale or ingest from their environment. In their analysis, the authors summarize in one document clinical and epidemiological evidence, the results of animal studies, research on alpha-particle damage at the cellular level, metabolic pathways for internal alpha-emitters, dosimetry and microdosimetry of radionuclides deposited in specific tissues, and the chemical toxicity of some low-specific-activity alpha-emitters. Techniques for estimating the risks to humans posed by radon and other internally deposited alpha-emitters are offered, along with a discussion of formulas, models, methods, and the level of uncertainty inherent in the risk estimates.
|Series||BEIR (Series) ; 4.|
-- Health aspects.
Radioisotopes in the body -- Health aspects.
Radon -- Health aspects.
Health risk assessment.
|Publisher|| Washington, D.C. :National Academy Press,1988
National Research Council (U.S.).
Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This report was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Contract No. 68-02-3895.
xvi, 602 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographies and index.