Evaluation and Control of Radon Daughter Hazards in Uranium Mines.
NIOSH 1974 Nov:68 pages
Health hazards which are produced by exposure to ionizing radiation are discussed. Emphasis is put on areas of evaluation of exposures to the radioactive gas radon-222 and its short-lived transformation products, and on methods of controlling such exposures. A limited discussion of the biological effects of radon and radon daughters is undertaken, and some procedures are given for evaluating hazards created by other common contaminants of mine atmospheres. The study endeavored to assemble pertinent information and make it available to those who are concerned with producing uranium at minimal risks. Where they were available, a variety of procedures for evaluating hazards are given, and examples of systems for controlling hazards are included.
Irradiation; Radioactivity; Toxicology; Dosimetry; Protection; Bibliographies;
NTIS Accession No.
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, HEW Publication No. NIOSH 75-117, 68 pages, 164 references