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Fundamentals for the Assessment of Risks from Environmental Radiation : Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2 - Christa Baumstark-Khan

Fundamentals for the Assessment of Risks from Environmental Radiation

Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2

By: Christa Baumstark-Khan (Editor), Stanlislav Kozubek (Editor), Gerda Horneck (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 1999
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Human health, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems are all under threat from increasing levels of environmental radiation from a variety of sources, many of them anthropogenic. This book surveys the state of our knowledge of the fundamental processes that result from the interaction of environmental (both ionizing and UV) with living matter. Concepts of risk estimation and radiation protection are also considered. The book covers the consequences of radioactive pollution from accidents to nuclear power plant, especially in large areas of the former Soviet Union; the global problem of an increase in the incidence of UVB radiation at the earth's surface due to the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer; the increase of natural radiation levels in areas of former uranium mining; and the increased levels of natural radiation experienced in air travel and space flight.

Preface
Risk Assessment
DNA Injuries, Damage Induction and Removal
Chromosome Damage
Cellular Responses
Tissue and Organism Responses
Radiation Protection Concepts
Appendix
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792356684
ISBN-10: 0792356683
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 537
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.93