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Radiation Safety

Introduction
Background Information
X-Radiation
Gamma Radiation
Health Concerns

Radiation Theory
Nature of Radiation
Sources of High Energy
   Rad

Rad for Ind Radiography
Decay and Half-life
Energy, Activity, Intensity   and Exposure
Interaction with Matter
Ionization
Radiosensitivity
Measures Related to   Biological Effects

Biological Effects
Biological Factors
Stochastic (Delayed) Effects
  -Cancer
  -Leukemia
  -Genetic Effects
  -Cataracts

Nonstochastic (Acute) Effects
Symptoms

Safe Use of Radiation
NRC & Code of Federal
   Reg
s
Exposure Limits
Controlling Exposure
  -Time-Dose Calculation
  -Distance-Intensity Calc
HVL Shielding
Safety Controls
Responsibilities
Procedures

Survey Techniques

Radiation Safety Equipment
Radiation Detectors
Survey Meters
Pocket Dosimeter
Audible Alarm Rate Meters
Film Badges
Thermoluminescent
   Dosimeter

Video Clips

References

Quizzes

Radiation Safety References

Andrews, H., Radiation Biophysics, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1974

Iddings, F., "Radiation Detection for Radiography", Materials Evaluation, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Columbus, OH, August 2001

National Research Council, "Health Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizating Radiation", BEIR V, Washington D.C., 1990

Shapiro, J., Radiation Protection - A Guide for Scientists and Physicians, 4th Ed., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), Ionizing Radiation Sources and Biological Effects, New York, NY, 2000

"Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States", NCRP Report No. 93, 1987

"Radiation Safety Guide for Users of X-ray Systems", Iowa State University, Environmental Health and Safety, Ames IA, 2004

"Radiation Safety Study Guide for Users of Analytical X-ray Systems", Environment, Safety, Health and Assurance, Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA, April 1996

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, GPO Access web site @ http://www.gpoaccess.gov