Chapter 22. Ionizing Radiation: Physics, Measurement, Biological Effects and Control

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Ronald F. Clayton

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch22

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Clayton, R. F. (2005) Ionizing Radiation: Physics, Measurement, Biological Effects and Control, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

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Keywords:

  • biological effects;
  • radioactivity;
  • gamma radiation;
  • alpha radiation;
  • contamination

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Sources of ionizing radiation

  • Instrumentation

  • Biological effects of radiation

  • Control

  • Background sources of radiation

  • References

  • Further reading