Problems of Ionizing Radiation.
NIOSH 1977 Jul:22-31
This paper emphasizes those aspects of ionizing radiation sources and effects most likely to impinge on the practice of the full or part-time occupational physician in an industry where radiation sources are only one of the many operations. It does, however, admonish the occupational physician to be aware of the main features of medical radiation exposures since these constitute the largest single source of man-made radiation exposure. He should also have some knowledge of nuclear energy installations beyond what is available in the popular press. Leads are given to succinct yet informative reference material, and the need for having sources of expert help available and arranged for before an incident occurs is emphasized. It is noted that even though our radiation protection standards are based on a large body of scientific information in both man and animals, there is still much to learn about this potentially hazardous agent on the industrial scene. (Contract No. 210-76-0118)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0118; Occupational-medicine; Radiation-hazards; Nuclear-hazards; Radiation-monitoring; Radiation-environment; Radiology; Radiation-injury; Physicians;
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-179
Occupational Safety and Health Symposia 1976, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio