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An Introduction to Radiation Protection 6e

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The structure of matter Radioactivity and radiation Radiation units Biological effects of radiation Natural and man-made radiation The system of radiological protection Radiation detection and measurement The external radiation hazard The internal radiation hazard Practical health physics techniques Radiation protection in the nuclear industry Radioactive waste and the decommissioning of radioactive facilities Radiation protection in the non-nuclear industry Radiation protection in medicine Risk assessment Radiological incidents and emergencies Legislation and regulations related to radiation protection The organization and administration of radiation protection services Appendix A: Relationship of units Appendix B: Answers to numerical questions

About the Author

Alan Martin formerly ran the consultancy Alan Martin Associates, UK Sam Harbison is a Health & Safety Consultant based in Kent and was formerly Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations, Health & Safety Executive, UK Karen Beach is a Radiation Protection Advisor for Research Sites Restoration Ltd, UK Peter Cole is Radiation Protection Advisor and Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK


"Overall, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Radiation Protection maintains the high standards of its predecessors and should remain as a key reference text for those working in radiation protection." -Journal of Radiation Protection

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