Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Body

Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Body

by Itsuzo Shigematsu, H. Sasaki, C. Ito, N. Kamada
     
 

In recent years, radiation exposure has become a major issue in various parts of the world as the result of nuclear testing and accidents at nuclear power plants such as Chernobyl. In order to help the victims of such events, the International Council for the Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed was established. This study by the council provides a

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In recent years, radiation exposure has become a major issue in various parts of the world as the result of nuclear testing and accidents at nuclear power plants such as Chernobyl. In order to help the victims of such events, the International Council for the Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed was established. This study by the council provides a comprehensive 47-year review of the known radiation-induced health effects on the survivors of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, Japan. Included are reports by 39 specialists in the field of radiation medicine encompassing studies on all diseases, cancers, growth and developmental effects associated with radiation exposure. This up-dated information on the medical problems of the A-bomb survivors contributes to a better understanding of radiation-induced disorders in humans.

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Radiation exposure has become a major issue as the result of nuclear testing and accidents at power plants such as Chernobyl. This volume summarizes the results of approximately half a century of research, including rapid advances made recently in studies of the late effects on radiation-exposed people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and around the world. Covers malignant and benign tumors; endocrine, metabolic, and other diseases; psychoneurological and psychological effects; prenatal exposure; chromosomal aberrations and genetic effects; mutation; immune function; effects on growth and development; and aging and life span. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718654185
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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