Understanding Radiation

Understanding Radiation

Author:  Bjorn Wahlstrom
ISBN:  9780944838624      ISBN10:  0944838626
Published:  1996 | 120 pp | Softcover

Price:   $ 17.95


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Description

Author Björn Wahlström Wahlström uses the language of the nonscientist to expain what radiation is, where it occurs, how it is used, and how it is measured. He makes the science of radiation protection easily understood by using simple concepts and attractive illustrations. This book can reduce the unwarranted fear of radiation caused by the exaggerated belief that radiation is dangerous in even the smallest amount. The author points out that humans have always been exposed to natural radiation internally. He also gives an assessment of the health risks involved in industrial radiation uses, including nuclear power.