Chapter 8. Nonionizing Radiation Health Physics

  1. Dr. Joseph John Bevelacqua

Published Online: 19 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626809.ch8

Contemporary Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, Second Edition

Contemporary Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bevelacqua, J. J. (2009) Nonionizing Radiation Health Physics, in Contemporary Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626809.ch8

Author Information

  1. Bevelacqua Resources, 343 Adair Drive, 99352 Richland, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408245

Online ISBN: 9783527626809

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Keywords:

  • nonionizing radiation health physics;
  • sources of radiation;
  • sources of microwave radiation;
  • electromagnetic waves;
  • antennas;
  • protection standards;
  • measurement;
  • laser radiation;
  • free electron lasers;
  • federal regulations;
  • personnel protective equipment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources of Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation

  • Characteristics of Electromagnetic Waves

  • Antennas

  • Attenuation by Biological Systems

  • Biological Effects

  • Protection Standards

  • Measurement of Electromagnetic Fields

  • Laser Radiation

  • Biological Effects from Laser Radiation

  • Laser Standards

  • Free Electron Lasers

  • Federal Regulations and Laser Standards

  • Controlling Laser Radiation

  • Personnel Protective Equipment

  • Spectral Effectiveness of Ultraviolet Radiation

  • Scenarios

  • References