Chapter 3. Radiation and Radioactivity Concepts

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch3

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Radiation and Radioactivity Concepts, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch3

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Keywords:

  • radiation and radioactivity concepts;
  • measuring radioactivity during decay process;
  • nuclear power plant radiation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What, Exactly, Is Radiation?

  • Units of Radioactivity

  • The Different Types of Radioactive Decay

  • Measuring Radioactivity

  • Environmental Radiation

  • Radiation from Nuclear Power Plants

  • The Benefits of Radiation on Health and Medicine

  • The Benefits of Radiation on Agriculture

  • The Benefits of Radiation on Industry

  • The Benefits of Radiation on National Security

  • The Benefits of Radiological and Nuclear Material on International Security