AUTHORCember, Herman
TITLEIntroduction to Health Physics
PUBLISHERMcGraw-Hill Publishing Company
CITYNew York, NY

This introductory textbook provides the background to understand quantitative risk assessment for radiation dangers to human health. It focuses on health physics, which is the part of environmental health engineering that is used to protect the population against radiation’s harmful effects. The book contains sections on physical principles, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, biological effects of radiation, radiation safety, and instrumentation. The author addresses radiation safety and the philosophy of environmental health to reinforce the International Commission on Radiological Protection’s (ICRP) recommended safety standards for pregnant and other radiation workers, members of the general public, and patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Practice problems are included at the end of every chapter.

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