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Document ID (ISN)59206
CIS number 92-1846
Year 1990
Convention or series no. IR1 IR2
Author(s) Hughes D., Moseley T.J.
Commission of the European Communities
Title Ionising radiations: Introductory overviews - I. Types and effects; II. Origins and control
Bibliographic information H and H Scientific Consultants Ltd., P.O. Box MT27, Leeds LS17 8QP, United Kingdom, 1990. 2 videocassettes (22min. + 27min.). Price: GBP 24.95 each (GBP 44.95 for the two on one tape) + VAT + postage.
Abstract Contents of these training videotapes: (I) - History of man-made radiations; types of ionising radiation; effects of radiation on DNA; somatic and hereditary effects; units used for measuring effects; the Chernobyl disaster; stochastic and non-stochastic effects; comparative risks; dose limits. (II) - Beneficial and harmful results of radiation; units used for measurement; man-made sources; problems of reprocessing in the nuclear power industry; fall-out problems after an accident (Chernobyl); medical exposure (X-rays, nuclear medicine); problems of altitude (cosmic rays); radiation from food and drink; ground radioactivity; radon gas; survey of legislation in the UK.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radiation protection; training material; European Communities; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) cosmic rays; safety films; radon; particulate radiation; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; x-rays; nuclear power stations; genetic effects; dosimetry; disasters; legislation; history; exposure evaluation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Ionizing radiation
Radon
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures