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Principles of radiation protection

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Abstract

In the rapidly developing areas of occupational and public health devoted to the protection of people from both immediate and delayed harmful (and sometimes Irreversible) effects of radiation exposure, industrial hygienists, radiological physicists and radiologists must now assume the additional responsibility of protection against radiation. Everyone during his life will have had one or more X-rays taken for diagnostic purposes. The doses received, depending upon the site, are not harmful to the individual, from the genetic aspect, however, the increasing use of X-ray examinations does present a danger,since almost the whole population is involved. Rapid progress in the development of nuclear energy and the practical extension of its use in medicine, agriculture and industry are steadily increasing the potential danger of large groups of the population being exposed to radiation, and radiation hazards are becoming an important aspect of industrial and public hygiene. WHO is concerned with the overall evaluation of population exposure from peaceful uses of atomic energy and through medical practice, the evaluation of radiation risks,and the control of medical radiation exposure. WHO stimulates and provides technical assistance for the development of appropriate programs of radiation protection with respect to the agricultural, industrial and medical applications of radioisotopes.  More>>
Authors:
Karamourtzounis, J. N. [1] 
  1. World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
May 15, 1969
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-114/29
Resource Relation:
Conference: Regional seminar for Asia and the Far East on radiation protection monitoring, Bombay (India), 9-13 Dec 1968; Related Information: In: Radiation protection monitoring. Proceedings of a regional seminar for Asia and the Far East on radiation protection monitoring| 573 p.
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CONTROL; MEDICINE; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM; WHO; X RADIATION
OSTI ID:
22097035
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M0275055179
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 15-19
Announcement Date:
May 23, 2013

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Citation Formats

Karamourtzounis, J. N. Principles of radiation protection. IAEA: N. p., 1969. Web.
Karamourtzounis, J. N. Principles of radiation protection. IAEA.
Karamourtzounis, J. N. 1969. "Principles of radiation protection." IAEA.
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title = {Principles of radiation protection}
author = {Karamourtzounis, J. N.}
abstractNote = {In the rapidly developing areas of occupational and public health devoted to the protection of people from both immediate and delayed harmful (and sometimes Irreversible) effects of radiation exposure, industrial hygienists, radiological physicists and radiologists must now assume the additional responsibility of protection against radiation. Everyone during his life will have had one or more X-rays taken for diagnostic purposes. The doses received, depending upon the site, are not harmful to the individual, from the genetic aspect, however, the increasing use of X-ray examinations does present a danger,since almost the whole population is involved. Rapid progress in the development of nuclear energy and the practical extension of its use in medicine, agriculture and industry are steadily increasing the potential danger of large groups of the population being exposed to radiation, and radiation hazards are becoming an important aspect of industrial and public hygiene. WHO is concerned with the overall evaluation of population exposure from peaceful uses of atomic energy and through medical practice, the evaluation of radiation risks,and the control of medical radiation exposure. WHO stimulates and provides technical assistance for the development of appropriate programs of radiation protection with respect to the agricultural, industrial and medical applications of radioisotopes. X-rays and radium. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1969}
month = {May}
}