The health hazards of not going nuclear
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Published by Golem Press in Boulder .
Written in English


  • Atomic power-plants - Environmental aspects

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LC ClassificationsRA 569 B43 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22000763M

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  The book bridges the gap between existing health physics textbooks and reference material needed by a practicing health physicist as the 21st century progresses. This material necessarily encompasses emerging radiation-generating technologies, advances in existing technology, and applications of existing technology to new areas. It is an important component in nuclear weapons production. Tritiated water distributes itself through the environment as regular water does, into rivers and lakes, vegetation, wildlife, drinking water supplies, and eventually into humans. Human health hazards of nuclear waste include DNA damage, which often results in mutations that lead to. In addition to the health hazards posed by radioactive materials, nuclear power plants harbor many other potential hazards to responders and to the community. The steam and high pressures that exist in the reactor coolant systems and heat exchangers in pressurized water reactors may cause severe thermal burns because either simple steam or. The health effects of nuclear explosions are due primarily to air blast, thermal radiation, initial nuclear radiation, and residual nuclear radiation or fallout. Blast. Nuclear explosions produce air-blast effects similar to those produced by conventional explosives. The shock wave can directly injure humans by rupturing eardrums or lungs or by.

  Part I Overview of Health Physics: Radiation-Generating Devices, Characteristics, and Hazards 1. 1 Introduction to Twenty-First Century Health Physics 3. Overview of Twenty-First Century Health Physics 3. Health Physics Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities 3. Forecast of Possible Future Issues 6. References Part II Nuclear Fuel Pages: The conclusions of this book contrast sharply to findings by the World Health Organization (WHO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) who based their findings on some western research papers, and who found little of concern about the fallout from. The Synopsis which follows treats the hazards of nuclear reactor accidents. Treatment of this subject is not meant to suggest, however, that nuclear reactors pose the greatest risk of harm to the public and the environment, since it is difficult to assign relative risks. Thus, the nuclear power is a proved health hazards not only for plant workers and nearby dwellers permanently that but also for the whole of humanity in case of nuclear explosion or of nuclear.

@article{osti_, title = {Nuclear power technology. Volume 3: Nuclear radiation}, author = {Marshall, W}, abstractNote = {This book, is the third of the series on papers on the Nuclear Power Technology. It covers papers on nuclear radiation. The topics covered are: radiation and its control; the biological background to the recommendations of the ICRP; detection of nuclear . Radiation hazards are reviewed in relation to other hazards to life and health, on a global scale, with emphasis on those attributable to man-made causes. It is suggested that man-made hazards to health must thus be reviewed against the background of known or unknown causes of disease, coextensive with the whole field of medicine.   Nuclear hazards 1. SOURCE, EFFECT AND CONTROL 2. DEFINITION Risk or danger to human health or the environment posed by radiation emanating from the atomic nuclei of a given substance, or the possibility of an uncontrolled explosion originating from a fusion or fission reaction of atomic nuclei. Get this from a library! The accident hazards of nuclear power plants. [Richard E Webb] -- Nuclear power plants present a hazard to the health and safety of the public because they are subject to accident, such as an explosion, in which harmful substances called radioactivity could be.