Radiation and Public Perception: Benefits and Risks Jack P. Young

ISBN: 9780841229327

Published: May 5th 1995

Hardcover

360 pages


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Radiation and Public Perception: Benefits and Risks  by  Jack P. Young

Radiation and Public Perception: Benefits and Risks by Jack P. Young
May 5th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 360 pages | ISBN: 9780841229327 | 9.55 Mb

Discusses radiation and its impact on society, and provides factual, scientifically based information on the interrelationship of society and radiation. Reviews the health effects of radiation through examinations of irradiated food, iodine-131MoreDiscusses radiation and its impact on society, and provides factual, scientifically based information on the interrelationship of society and radiation. Reviews the health effects of radiation through examinations of irradiated food, iodine-131 therapy, radon studies, and other related topics.

Looks at the effects of exposure to large doses of radiation, including the cancer risks among atomic bomb survivors, the genetic effects of human exposure to ionizing radiation, and a health assessment of the Chernobyl accident. Includes an overview chapter by Rosalyn S. Yalow, recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in medicine for her work in developing radioimmunoassay techniques.



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