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Health risks of radon and other internally deposited alpha-emitters

Format: Print Book 1988
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r RC95.A42 H43 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r RC95.A42 H43 1988
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.
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Series BEIR (Series) ; 4.
Subjects Alpha rays -- Health aspects.
Radioisotopes in the body -- Health aspects.
Radon -- Health aspects.
Health risk assessment.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Academy Press,1988
Contributors National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Language English
Notes This report was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Contract No. 68-02-3895.
Description xvi, 602 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographies and index.
ISBN 0309037891 (pbk.)
0309037972 (hard)
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