ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)69023
CIS number 97-982
ISBN(s) 0-929600-53-3
Year 1996
Convention or series no. NCRP Proceedings No.17
Author(s) Till J.E.
Title Environmental dose reconstruction and risk implications
Bibliographic information National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA, Oct. 1996. ii, 373p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Dose reconstruction (DR), i.e. the retrospective process of estimating doses to the public from historic releases of radionuclides or chemicals to the environment was the topic of the 31st Annual Meeting of the US National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), held on 12-13 Apr. 1995 in Arlington (VA). Engineering, statistics, biology, environmental transport of contaminants, uncertainty analysis, epidemiology and public interest are the main aspects discussed in relation to DR and its health implications (principally, radiation-induced cancers). Case studies for atmospheric weapons tests, nuclear weapons complex facilities and the Chernobyl accident are included to illustrate the strength and weakness of projects on DR in the general population as well as in plant facilities workers. The proceeding also includes a lecture in honour of S. Taylor, first NCRP President, covering radiation protection and measurements.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radiation protection; epidemiological aspects; non-ionizing radiation; safety programmes; radiation cancer; radiation monitoring; dosimetry; radiation disease
Descriptors (secondary) USA; conference; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Non-ionizing radiation
Ionizing radiation