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Ionizing radiation exposure of the population of the United States

recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

by National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

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Published by The Council in Bethesda, MD .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Ionizing radiation -- Dosage.,
    • Ionizing radiation -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
    • Health risk assessment -- United States.,
    • Environmental Exposure.,
    • Radiation Injuries -- prevention & control.,
    • Radiation Monitoring.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesNCRP report ;, no. 93
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA569 .N353 1987a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 87 p. :
      Number of Pages87
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2392576M
      ISBN 10091339291X
      LC Control Number87022062

        Every day, we use Ionizing radiation to help us live healthy lives. Ionizing radiation is found in smoke detectors, used to disinfect medical instruments and blood, and to perform many other tasks in our daily lives. It is also a byproduct of nuclear power generation. Our main exposure to ionizing radiation in manmade sources is through the use. This report by Committee 6 of the Council is an extensive update of a previous report on the exposure of the US population to ionizing radiation sources from data gathered in the s (published as Report 93 in ). It is combined with an update on the more in-depth assessment of data on medical exposures previously reported in (Report.

      IONIZING RADIATION 6. SOURCES OF POPULATION EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION year cycles. Cosmic rays bombard the periphery of the earth’s atmosphere at a rate of 2x particles per second, at a density of about 4 rays/cm2-sec, and at an energy flux of 2, MeV/cm2•ile Size: KB. overall evaluations of the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. 4. The Committee’s evaluations of public, occupational and medical diagnostic exposures are mostly concerned with chronic exposures of various population groups at lev-els that are well below the thresholds for early acute (deter-ministic) health Size: KB.

      Overview. While everyone is exposed to natural background radiation, workers may also be exposed to ionizing radiation in workplaces with radiation radiation sources can pose a health risk to workers if not properly controlled. Occupational settings with ionizing radiation sources include. Medical and dental offices (e.g., X-rays).   In the United States, the average person is exposed to an effective dose equivalent of approximately mrem (whole-body exposure) per year from all sources (NCRP Report No. 93). Results of Exposure Ionizing radiation affects people by depositing energy in body tissue, which can cause cell damage or cell death.


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Ionizing radiation exposure of the population of the United States by National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Download PDF EPUB FB2

Description. This report is an update of Report No. 93, Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States (). Since that time, the magnitude and distribution among the various sources of radiation exposure to the U.S. population have changed primarily due to increased utilization of ionizing radiation in diagnostic and interventional medical by:   Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States: (Report No.

) Details Detailed information on the exposure of the U.S. population to ionizing radiation, based on evaluations made in the early s, was presented by NCRP in Report No.

Detailed information on the exposure of the U.S. population to ionizing radiation, based on evaluations made in the early s, was presented by NCRP in Report No. Since that time, the magnitude and distribution among the various sources of radiation exposure to the U.S.

population have changed. Report No. 93 () provides an assessment of the average exposure of members of the United States population from all sources of ionizing radiation.

This is a comprehensive statement on the total exposure of members of the United States population from all sources on. The report represents one important source of information for the overall summary effort, NCRP Report No.

93, Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States. refs., 23 figs., 62 tabs. This report by Committee 6 of the Council is an extensive update of a previous report on the exposure of the US population to ionizing radiation sources from data gathered in the s (published as Report 93 in ).

It is combined with an update on the more in-depth assessment of data on medical exposures previously reported in (Report ). Exposure to ionizing radiation has potential for acute and chronic health effects. Within the general public of the United States, there may be a discrepancy between perceived and actual health risks.

Use the Radiation Dose Calculator to estimate your yearly dose from sources of ionizing radiation. Calculate your radiation dose > > Radiation Health Effects. Put your risk from radiation exposure in perspective.

Communication tools for users of the PAG Manual. Download now >> Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States (): Medicine & Health Science Books @ @article{osti_, title = {Radiation exposure of the US population from consumer products and miscellaneous sources}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {The primary goal of the effort that resulted in this report was to update the earlier report issued by the NCRP on this subject (NCRP, ).

In so doing, the Council has identified additional consumer products that can be sources. Fact Book.

Ionizing Radiation. Table of Contents. General Description 1 Alpha Particles 2 Any release of radioactive material is a potential source of radiation exposure to the population. In addition to exposure from external sources, radiation exposure can occur the United States, the average person is exposed to an effective dose.

Ionizing radiation (ionising radiation) is radiation that carries sufficient energy to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby ionizing them. Ionizing radiation is made up of energetic subatomic particles, ions or atoms moving at high speeds (usually greater than 1% of the speed of light), and electromagnetic waves on the high-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Get this from a library. Ionizing radiation exposure of the population of the United States: recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. [National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.; National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Scientific Committee on Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population.;]. By the early 21st century in the United States, such human-made radiation contributed about 18 percent of the total annual radiation exposure to the human population.

However, radiation doses to individuals can vary widely. As reference points, unusually high doses of ionizing radiation include dose equivalents in excess of mSv. Book review NCRP Report No. Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD () $ (hbk) ISBN This extensive report (around pages in length) from the National Council on Radiation Protection.

Get this from a library. Ionizing radiation exposure of the population of the United States. [National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.; National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Scientific Committee on Radiation Exposure of the U.S.

Population.;]. Health Effects from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation Radiation Exposure Any release of radioactive material is a potential source of radiation exposure to the population. In addition to exposure from external sources, radiation exposure can occur internally from ingesting, inhaling, injecting, or absorbing radioactive materials.

InAmericans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures as was the case in the early s, according to.

Medical Exposures The use of radiation in the healing arts is recognized today as the largest man-made com- ponent of radiation dose to the United States population. Contributions from this source in- clude medical diagnostic radiology, clinical nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and occu- pational exposure of medical and paramedical personnel.

natural radiation exposure in the united states ' d Safety Laboratory, U.S. Atomic Energy Com- mission (AEC) (Beck et al., ab; ab). The second category of measurements has resulted from special studies, which have been conducted primarily for the purpose of estimating back- ground radiation exposure to the population.

Book review NCRP Report No. Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Bethesda, MD: NCRP pp, $ (hardback) ISBN: This report by Committee 6 of the Council is an extensive update of a previous report on theCited by: The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure-ionizing radiation.

UNSCEAR's scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection : Paperback. This report is a long-awaited sequel to NCRP Report No. 93 (published in ) and provides a comprehensive re-evaluation of the exposure of the US population to all natural and man-made sources of ionising radiation in —some 25 y after the previous assessment for Cited by: