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Radiation: What You Need to Know
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Editors: Amanda E. Lehtinen
Book Description:
Radiation is all around us and naturally present in our environment and has been since before the birth of the planet. Radiation occurs in nature, but it can also be produced artificially, as in medical X-rays, microwaves for cooking and for nuclear energy. Radiation can be either beneficial or harmful, depending on its use and control. Therefore, regulation of certain radioactive sources is necessary so that people are protected from unnecessary or excessive exposures. This book examines the major sources and uses of radiation, the risks from exposure and how we can reduce these risks. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

The Regulation and Use of Radioisotopes in Today's World pp.1-32
(U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Radiation Risks and Realities pp.33-44
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ionizing Radiation: Fact Book pp.45--52
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Radiation Protection and the NRC pp.53-64
(U.S. NRC)

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon pp65-100
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Dirty Bombs pp.101-110
(U.S. NRC)


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-773-0
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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