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Radioactivity and Health

J. Newell Stannard

Radioactivity and Health

A History (3 volume Set)

by J. Newell Stannard

  • 308 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by U.S. Department of Energy .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radiology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Radioactivity,
  • Personal Health,
  • Science,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Research,
  • Radioisotopes,
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • United States,
  • Health aspects,
  • History,
  • Nuclear Medicine

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages2010
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9870716M
    ISBN 100870795902
    ISBN 109780870795909

    Radioactivity is generally used in life sciences for highly sensitive and direct measurements of biological phenomena, and for visualizing the location of biomolecules radiolabelled with a radioisotope.. All atoms exist as stable or unstable isotopes and the latter decay at a given half-life ranging from attoseconds to billions of years; radioisotopes useful to biological and . Environmental Radioactivity from Natural, Industrial, and Military Sources is the comprehensive source of information on radiation in the environment and human exposure to radioactivity. This Fourth Edition isa complete revision and extension of the classic work, reflecting major new developments and concerns as the Cold War ended, nuclear.

    A classic work, Nobel Laureate Ernest Rutherford describes his pioneering experiments with radioactivity. Includes a discussion of radioactive substances, examinations of the ionization theory of gases, methods of measurement, the nature of radiation, and the rate of emission of energy. Also includes properties of radiation, the continuous production of radioactive matter, . Tablet Radiation. While tablet computers are coming out in smaller and thinner lightweight models that look pretty harmless, they can in fact, pack the same punch under the hood as these other devices — both in what they do and what they can do to you. Tablets have nearly the equivalent computing functionally and also emit identical EMF radiation that can be hazardous to our health.

    Gamma Radiation. This book brings new research insights on the properties and behavior of gamma radiation, studies from a wide range of options of gamma radiation applications in Nuclear Physics, industrial processes, Environmental Science, Radiation Biology, Radiation Chemistry, Agriculture and Forestry, sterilization, food industry, as well as the review of both advantages . Almost everyone and everything in the world is radioactive, from bananas in the kitchen to the bricks and concrete in homes, as well as most things that can be eaten, worn, played with, or touched every day. Radiation can be found everywhere since the universe began and Earth first formed. But what does radioactive really mean? "Radioactivity" explains the science behind .


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Radioactivity and Health by J. Newell Stannard Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is also suitable for students and professionals in the related disciplines of nuclear and radiochemistry, health physics, environmental sciences, nuclear and astrophysics. Recent developments in the areas of exotic decay modes (bound beta decay of ‘bare’ or fully ionized nuclei), laser transmutation, nuclear forensics, radiation Cited by: @article{osti_, title = {Radioactivity and health: A history}, author = {Stannard, J N and Baalman, Jr, R W}, abstractNote = {This book is designed to be primarily a history of research facts, measurements, and ideas and the people who developed them.

''Research'' is defined very broadly to include from bench-top laboratory experiments to worldwide environmental. The book is also suitable for students and professionals in the related disciplines of nuclear and radiochemistry, health physics, environmental sciences, nuclear and astrophysics.

Recent developments in the areas of exotic decay modes (bound beta decay of ‘bare’ or fully ionized nuclei), laser transmutation, nuclear forensics, radiation /5(7). Series: Radioactivity in the Environment.

This new book series on environmental radioactivity addresses, at academic research level, the key aspects of this socially important and complex interdisciplinary subject. health effects of environmental radioactivity to both humans and biota and public perceptions and understanding of.

Radioactivity discovered March Both natural and man-made radioactivity ex ist. The sources emit radiation all the time – you can not turn them on and off. The effect of x-rays and radioactivity on cells, animals and humans are equal.

It is due to the fact that the radiation can ionize. A recipient of the PROSE Honorable Mention in Chemistry & Physics, Radioactivity: Introduction and History, From the Quantum to Quarks, Second Edition provides a greatly expanded overview of radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth, radiation of cosmic origins, and an introduction to the atom and its nucleus.

The book also includes historical. Books shelved as radiation: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore, Hunger by Michael Grant, Chernobyl The I. This book discusses effects of radioactivity on the geological environment, emphasizing those aspects of the subject likely to be encountered by the geologists working in the field.

It covers radioactive minerals, exploration, analytical methods, radioactivity and age dating, radioactive heat production and more. Radioactivity, property exhibited by certain types of matter of emitting energy and subatomic particles spontaneously.

It is, in essence, an attribute of individual atomic nuclei. Radioactive decay is a property of several naturally occurring elements as well as of artificially produced isotopes of the elements.

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NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY Radioactivity & Radiation - Alpha, Beta, Gamma - This video introduces students to nuclear chemistry. Discussed are the topics of why a nucleus is unstable, what radioactivity is. Marie Curie made some of the most significant contributions to science in the 20th century.

And as most people already know, she did so at a great. People are continuously exposed to ionizing radiation from many sources, including natural radioactive substances that are produced in the atmosphere and on Earth, in addition to radionuclides manufactured for various applications.

Exposures vary among different places depending on many parameters. There are regions with considerably high natural background Author: Isam Salih Mohamed Musa. Radioactivity in popular culture seems to appear on one end of the spectrum or the other, causing panic and death or giving comic book heroes superpowers.

When used properly, radioactivity does not pose much danger. In some cases, radioactivity can even help save a life. Reading up on the dangers and uses of. Radioactivity and Health: A History Author Stannard, J.

Newell; Baalman, Raymond W., ed Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Good Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Washington, D.C Place of Publication Columbus, Ohio, U.s.a.

Date published Keywords. The book’s greatest value may be in reminding us that chemists were integral to uncovering the secrets of radiation and atomic structure. As Malley points out, radioactivity has been almost. Radioactivity is used in a number of places in health care from the mundane to the medical.

I believe that most smoke detectors use a small amount of Americium and there are sterilizers that use, for example, cobalt. The primary use of radioactivi. Medical Uses of Radioactivity January Fact Sheet # Division of Environmental Health Office of Radiation Protection Since the discovery of radiation, people have benefited from the use of radiation in medicine,agriculture and industry.

Physicians use X File Size: KB. Radioactivity in the Environment, Second Edition, presents the facts on the presence of both natural and manmade radionuclides in the environment.

Sources of ionizing radiation that can lead to human exposure are discussed, including natural sources, nuclear explosions, nuclear power generation, the use of radiation in medical, industrial and. Alpha radiation consists of a stream of positively charged particles, called alpha particles, which have an atomic mass of 4 and a charge of +2 (a helium nucleus).

When an alpha particle is ejected from a nucleus, the mass number of the nucleus decreases by four units and the atomic number decreases by two units. For example. Radioactivity or radiation gives high standards of health and quality life. Throughout the world, radioactivity has proved its medicinal purpose (Howell, ).

In the United States, statistics show that 30 million Americans in hospitals are diagnosed or treated with .Get an answer for 'What are the various uses of radioactivity in healthcare and what are the future trends in healthcare with respect to the use of radioactivity?' and find homework help for other.Radioactive decay (also known as nuclear decay, radioactivity, radioactive disintegration or nuclear disintegration) is the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy by radiation.A material containing unstable nuclei is considered of the most common types of decay are alpha decay, beta decay, and gamma decay, all of which involve .