1996 | 120 pp | Softcover
OUT OF PRINT
Author Björn Wahlström uses the language of the nonscientist to explain 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.