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Document ID (ISN)41389
CIS number 84-544
ISSN - Serial title 0013-936X - Environmental Science and Technology
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rom W.N., Lee J.
Title Energy alternatives: What are their possible health effects?
Bibliographic information Mar. 1983, Vol.17, No.3, p.132A-144A. Illus. 129 ref.
Abstract Aspects reviewed are: the nuclear fission cycle (radon daughter exposure, lung cancer, relative risks of various components of the cycle); the coal cycle (mortality of coal miners, pneumoconiosis, progressive massive fibrosis, bronchitis, emphysema, power plants, gasification, liquefaction); the oil-shale cycle, tar sands and geothermal cycles; nuclear fusion; solar energy.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; power generation and distribution; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; carcinogens; coal liquefaction; progressive massive fibrosis; coal by-products industry; radon daughters; uranium; aromatic hydrocarbons; smoking; emphysema; lung cancer; radioactive substances; respirable dust; liquefied gases; polycyclic hydrocarbons; nuclear power stations; photovoltaics industry; health hazards; oil shale industry; coking plants; coal gasification; coal mining; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Radon