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Radioactive contamination and your risk

Bridget Heos

Radioactive contamination and your risk

by Bridget Heos

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Published by Rosen Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radiation,
  • Radioactive pollution,
  • Nuclear power plants,
  • Health aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBridget Heos
    SeriesIncredibly disgusting environments
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA569 .H445 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25404346M
    ISBN 109781448884155, 9781448884179, 9781448884186
    LC Control Number2012024850

      CT scans generally use more radiation than other X-ray tests. The risk of an adult getting cancer from a CT scan is less than 1 in 1, The risk of a child getting cancer from the same CT scan can be much higher. footnote 1; A child who was treated with radiation for cancer is more likely to get another cancer later in life. To reduce radio frequency radiation near your body: Get a hands-free headset that connects directly to your phone. Use speaker-phone more often. In the past, RF interfered with the operation of some pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker and are concerned about how your cell phone use may affect it, contact your health care provider.

    Learn more about UV and how to reduce your risk of skin cancer here. X-rays and Gamma Rays. When talking about radiation and cancer risk, it is often x-rays and gamma rays that people think about. Learn what we know about these types of high-energy radiation and how they affect cancer risk. Iodine pills can protect health after nuclear radiation. Pic credit: HBO. The Chernobyl miniseries recently premiered on HBO, giving many an up-close look at what happened when the Chernobyl.

      Radiation shielding is a mass of absorbing material placed between yourself and the source of radiation in order to reduce the radiation to a level that is safer for humans.. The effectiveness of the material depends on: – the type of radiation itself – properties of the shielding material – the shielding strength or thickness of that material. Use the following documents to conduct and record contamination surveys. RSS (Radioactive Contamination Survey Record) NOTE: Authorized users may record the results of the contamination survey on the Radioactive Contamination Survey Record or in their own log book. Radionuclide Procurement and Tracking Form.


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Radioactive contamination and your risk. [Bridget Heos] -- Discusses radioactive elements, their power and risks, and the effects on humans and the environment when radioactivity is. Radioactive Contamination and Your Risk. Readers take an in-depth look at the incredibly disgusting issue of radioactive contamination and more importantly, how further damage can be avoided.

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Print Book & E-Book. ISBNSynopsis Several major follow-up studies are currently underway or are being planned to assess populations exposed to radiation from nuclear reactor accidents, contamination from nuclear weapons manufacturing, or fallout from nuclear testing.

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It will also reduce the length of time that you are exposed to radiation. The risk of developing cancer as a result of exposure to radiation depends on the part of the body exposed, the individual’s age at exposure, and the individual’s gender. Radioactive cancer drugs could pose risk to cremation workers.

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Shining visible radiation from a torch beam onto a hand lights the hand up because the hand has been exposed to light. Contamination occurs if an object has a radioactive material introduced into. Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management provides a comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation.

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Radiation therapy has side effects because it not only kills or slows the growth of cancer cells, it can also affect nearby healthy cells.

Many people who get radiation therapy experience fatigue. Other side effects depend on the part of the body that is being treated. Learn more about possible side effects. Labeling contaminated items and containers of radioactive material is an important tool for contamination control and is a courtesy to other laboratory personnel.

Each lab is responsible for maintaining its own supply of Radioactive Material tape. Your department's stockroom may keep a supply. >Return to Top. “Using the term radiation is misleading because people think of nuclear weapons—they think of ionizing radiation that absolutely can cause damage.

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Radiation exposure can occur without the source of radiation (eg, radioactive material, x-ray machine) being in contact with the person. When the source of the radiation. Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.

At low doses, radiation is used in x-rays to see inside your body, as with x-rays of your teeth or broken bones. The risk associated with radioactive materials depends on the amount of exposure.

Being exposed to radioactive materials for long periods of time or on a regular basis increases the dose received. Photo by Richard Newstead/Getty Images.

We all know that exposure to radiation can be very, very bad for you. It's been fodder for sci-fi movies for decades, turning tiny tots into mutated henchmen (The Gamma People, ) and transforming a cowering homemaker into a giantess with a score to settle (Attack of the 50 Ft.

Woman, ).The real-world risks of chronic high-level exposure are known. Radiation sickness can cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, gums, and rectum. It can cause people to bruise easily and to bleed internally as well - and even to vomit blood.The most effective, if you’re looking to reduce your exposure to 5G radiation from your phone, are dedicated cases or diodes that can be stuck directly onto your mobile device.

These are usually inexpensive and worth trying, but be careful because there currently isn’t a way to actually measure how effective they are.Gamma (γ) radiation consists of photons with a wavelength less than 3x10 −11 meters (greater than 10 19 Hz and keV).

Gamma radiation emission is a nuclear process that occurs to rid an unstable nucleus of excess energy after most nuclear reactions. Both alpha and beta particles have an electric charge and mass, and thus are quite likely to interact with other atoms in their path.