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Document ID (ISN)77818
CIS number 01-1810
ISBN(s) 82-91833-02-8
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brune D., Hellborg R., Persson B.R.R., Pääkkönen R.
Title Radiation at home, outdoors and in the workplace
Bibliographic information Scandinavian Science Publisher, Bakkehaugveinen 16, 0873 Oslo, Norway, 2001. xvi, 547p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract More than 20 Scandinavian experts contributed to this publication, which reports on the current state of knowledge with respect to all types of radiation and its possible health effects. Contents include: ionizing radiation (biological effects, risk factors, cancer); non-ionizing radiation (lasers, visible light, UV and IR, microwaves and radio-frequency waves); mechanical waves (sound); natural and man-made radiation (cosmic rays, radiation in the earth's biosphere, radiation in oceans, radioactivity); effects of visible light, UV radiation and electromagnetic radiation on plants; radiation in residential areas (electromagnetic fields, radon); radiation used in medical therapy (X-rays, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, microwaves, radio-electrical frequencies, NMR); various kinds of radiation to which workers may be exposed and associated hazards; exposure to radon in mines; genotoxic effects and congenital malformations; cordless phones; outdoor work and leisure activities (beneficial and harmful effects of UV and visible light; exposure during flight); radioprotection principles.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; health hazards; non-ionizing radiation; noise
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; compendium; teratogenic effects; mobile telephony; genetic effects; cancer
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Non-ionizing radiation
Ionizing radiation