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Document ID (ISN)106973
CIS number 07-924
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lefeuvre B.
Title Radiation protection: Effects, doses (I)
Original title Radioprotection, les effets, les doses (I) [in French]
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, No.429, p.15-17. Illus.
Abstract Radiation protection is of relevance to employees and self-employed individuals who work in the presence of ionizing radiation generated electrically (such as X-rays) or by radioactive sources, as well in the case of the risk of contamination by radioactive substances. This article on radiation protection covers the immediate effects of radiation (damage to living tissues), the longer-term effects (DNA damage), the need for radiation protection and the selection of a suitable level of protection, taking into account both technical and cost factors.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; permissible radiation doses; radiation protection
Descriptors (secondary) radiation cancer; radioactive substances; x-rays; dosimetry; biological effects; radioactive sources
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Occupational exposure limits