ISBN-10:
0520223284
ISBN-13:
9780520223288
Pub. Date:
11/01/2000
Publisher:
University of California Press
Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by J. Samuel Walker, Sammuel J. Walker

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Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1


"A crisp and compelling assessment of the issues surrounding radiation protection. . . . Walker has a remarkable ability to make complicated issues clear and easy to understand. "—Allan M. Winkler, author of Life under a Cloud

"This concise and readable guide to the historical development of radiation protection standards by the federal government is exceptionally even-handed in discussing often controversial issues."—Barton C. Hacker, author of Elements of Controversy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520223288
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/01/2000
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)

About the Author


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

J. Samuel Walker is the historian of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  He is the author of Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective (Print ISBN: 9780160945939) and The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States (Print ISBN: 9780160949425)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

LIST OF FIGURES
PREFACE

1. The Discovery of Radiation and Its Hazards
2. The Debate over Nuclear Power and Radiation
3. The Role of Federal Agencies in Radiation Protection
4. New Controversies, New Standards
5. The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects

ESSAY ON SOURCES
INDEX
 

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American citizens interested in the history of radiation protection and the federal government agency role  in developing standards to protect government employees exposed to radiation through their workplace roles and to protect American citizen's exposure may be interested in this text.

Environmental science, pre-med, and medical students, and professionals within these fields may also be interested in the 20th century history of radiation protection to compare with modern-day regulations.

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