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Life after Chernobyl. Radiation burden - radiation effects - risks. Leben nach Tschernobyl. Belastung - Wirkung - Risiko

Abstract

The book is intended to help dissolving the feelings of helplessness and discomfiture among the population, by providing the information needed to avoid unnecessary worries, and to take the right decisions. The authors have collected the scientific knowledge available today of radioactive radiation and its effects on the biological environment and the human body. Taking into account the measured data and other insight obtained from previous accidents like the one at Seveso, e.g., or from the atmospheric nuclear weapons tests and the resulting fallout, the authors present advice and proposals that have been weighed with a view to a reasonable risk-benefit relation. The authors think that a well-informed person can today assess his own personal radiation risk after careful consideration of personal habits, and keep the radiation burden as low as possible. Apart from the variety of practical hints and advice given, the authors also discuss the confusion created by officials and authorities through their meager information policy, which finally led to the credibility gap in public opinion. The book is completed by an annex containing a survey of the Atomic Energy Laws, the Radiation Protection Ordinance, resolutions of the Strahlenschutzkommission (SSK), a literature index, and a comprehensive subject index.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1986
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
DEN-87-002773; EDB-87-045250
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; TRANSFRONTIER CONTAMINATION; DOSE LIMITS; DOSE RATES; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; FOOD; FOOD CHAINS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; ACCIDENTS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CONTAMINATION; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EUROPE; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; POPULATIONS; POWER REACTORS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTORS; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WESTERN EUROPE; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy; 560151 - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man; 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6818295
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
Pages: 175
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Haury, H J, and Ullmann, C. Life after Chernobyl. Radiation burden - radiation effects - risks. Leben nach Tschernobyl. Belastung - Wirkung - Risiko. Germany: N. p., 1986. Web.
Haury, H J, & Ullmann, C. Life after Chernobyl. Radiation burden - radiation effects - risks. Leben nach Tschernobyl. Belastung - Wirkung - Risiko. Germany.
Haury, H J, and Ullmann, C. 1986. "Life after Chernobyl. Radiation burden - radiation effects - risks. Leben nach Tschernobyl. Belastung - Wirkung - Risiko." Germany.
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title = {Life after Chernobyl. Radiation burden - radiation effects - risks. Leben nach Tschernobyl. Belastung - Wirkung - Risiko}
author = {Haury, H J, and Ullmann, C}
abstractNote = {The book is intended to help dissolving the feelings of helplessness and discomfiture among the population, by providing the information needed to avoid unnecessary worries, and to take the right decisions. The authors have collected the scientific knowledge available today of radioactive radiation and its effects on the biological environment and the human body. Taking into account the measured data and other insight obtained from previous accidents like the one at Seveso, e.g., or from the atmospheric nuclear weapons tests and the resulting fallout, the authors present advice and proposals that have been weighed with a view to a reasonable risk-benefit relation. The authors think that a well-informed person can today assess his own personal radiation risk after careful consideration of personal habits, and keep the radiation burden as low as possible. Apart from the variety of practical hints and advice given, the authors also discuss the confusion created by officials and authorities through their meager information policy, which finally led to the credibility gap in public opinion. The book is completed by an annex containing a survey of the Atomic Energy Laws, the Radiation Protection Ordinance, resolutions of the Strahlenschutzkommission (SSK), a literature index, and a comprehensive subject index.}
place = {Germany}
year = {1986}
month = {Jan}
}