Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century
Title:
Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century
Format:
Hardcover
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GPO Stock Number:
052-020-01033-1
ISBN:
9780160945953
Description

J. Samuel Walker, the author describes "How much radiation is too much"? Walker,  the historian of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, examines the evolution, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. The risks of radiation; that caused by fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents from nuclear power, or radioactivity from other sources. Advocates and detractors have noted that his theories and examples have resulted in more sustained controversy and public fear than any other comparable industrial or environmental hazard. Walker clarifies the entire radiation debate, showing that permissible dose levels are a key to the principles and practices that have prevailed in the field of radiation protection since the 1930s, and to their highly charged political and scientific history as well.

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Preface ix

The Diswcovery of Radiation and Its Hazards 1

The Debate over Nuclear Power and Radiation 29

The Role of Federal Agencies in Radiation Protection 67

New Controversies New Standards 91

The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects 129

Essay on Sources 157

Index 161

 

Audience

Goverenmewnbt officials responsible for nuclear oversight and legislation, professors and instructors in nuclear engineering and scientific study

Product Details

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In Stock
USA Price:
$84.00
International Price:
$117.60
Publisher:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Author:
  • Walker, J. Samuel
Key Phrases:
  • Nuclear Safety
  • History of Radiation Protection
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1
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Item available Date:
03/10/2017
Last Status Update:
10/05/2018
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