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Title: An introduction to radiation protection. Fourth edition

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive account of radiation hazards and their control. The presentation, which assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, is based on methods which the authors have found, over a number of years of teaching radiation protection at all levels, to be most easily understood by students. The book is intended to meet the requirements of a wide range of readers who are involved, either directly or indirectly, with ionizing radiation, including doctors, dentists, research workers, nuclear plant designers and operators. In particular the authors believe that the work is suitable for the health physics monitors and technicians who are concerned with the day-to-day control of radiation hazards in nuclear power stations, research establishments, hospitals and in industry. In the UK, the generally accepted standard of training in this type of work is that set by the City and Guilds of London Institute courses in Radiation Safety Practice which are held in various centers. The chapters of the book dealing with the general aspects of health physics are aimed a this standard. Later chapters dealing with particular aspects of the subject are more detailed. In the second half of the book there are individual chapters on themore » more specialized topics of nuclear reactor health physics, problems associated with X-rays and radiography, health physics in medicine, the disposal of radioactive waste and radiological emergencies. Chapters are also presented on legislation and on the organization of health physics.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Alan Martin Associates, Leatherhead (United Kingdom)
  2. Health and Safety Executive, London (United Kingdom). Nuclear Installations Inspectorate
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
573262
Report Number(s):
ITP-98003400
ISBN 0-412-631105; TRN: 98:004196
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIATION PROTECTION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LEGISLATION; EMERGENCY PLANS

Citation Formats

Martin, A, and Harbison, S A. An introduction to radiation protection. Fourth edition. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Martin, A, & Harbison, S A. An introduction to radiation protection. Fourth edition. United States.
Martin, A, and Harbison, S A. Tue . "An introduction to radiation protection. Fourth edition". United States.
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