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Document ID (ISN)50446
CIS number 88-1701
ISBN(s) 0-8089-1704-8
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mettler F.A., Moseley R.D.
Title Medical effects of ionizing radiation
Bibliographic information Grune and Stratton Ltd., 24/28 Oval Road, London NW1, United Kingdom, 1985. 288p. Illus. Bibl. Price: GBP 48.00.
Abstract This book is intended for professionals in the health fields and lawyers with medicolegal backgrounds. It covers: basic radiation physics, chemistry and biology; sources of radiation exposure; effects on genetic material; cancer induction and dose-response models; carcinogenesis of specific sites; direct effects of radiation; radiation in combination with other agents; radiation exposure in-utero; plutonium; probability of causation in an individual; perception and aceptance of risk. Included are a glossary, radiation source term tables, and conversion tables.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; biological effects; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) embryotoxic effects; plutonium; radioactive sources; genetic effects; glossary; dose-response relationship; carcinogenic effects; medico-legal aspects; synergism
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures