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Published by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, can be obtained from National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Radioactive substances -- Safety measures -- Congresses,
    • Radiation -- Dosage -- Congresses,
    • Commercial products -- Congresses,
    • Radioactivity -- Physiological effect -- Congresses,
    • Radioactive substances -- Safety regulations -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Product safety -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by A. Alan Moghissi ... [et al.].
      ContributionsMoghissi, A. Alan., United States. Food and Drug Administration. Bureau of Radiological Health., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Standards Development., Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Interdisciplinary Programs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA569 .R29
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 509 p. :
      Number of Pages509
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4064918M
      LC Control Number79602786

        The actual effects of radioactivity and radiation exposure on a person’s health depend on the type of radioactivity, the length of exposure, and the tissues exposed. Table \(\PageIndex{2}\) lists the potential threats to health at various amounts of exposure over short periods of time (hours or days). 6 EQUATIONS OF RADIOACTIVE DECAY AND GROWTH The mathematical expressions presented in this chapter are generally applicable to all those processes in which the transition of the parent nucleus to a daughter nucleus, i.e. the process of radioactive decay, is governed by statistical Size: KB. Radioactivity Radioactive (unstable) nuclei are generally believed to be man made, however many unstable isotopes are produced in large quantities by “natural” occurring processes. The decay always follows the same pattern described by radioactive decay Size: 3MB.


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Radioactivity in consumer products by,U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, can be obtained from National Technical Information Service edition, in EnglishPages: Even though these minerals are naturally occurring and found in most parts of the world, the radioactivity becomes more concentrated when made into these products.

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Radioactivity in consumer products; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Safety measures, Radioactivity, Safety regulations, Law and legislation, Radiation, Commercial products, Physiological effect, Congresses, Product safety.

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