TITLE

Better radiation exposure estimation for the Japanese atomic-bomb survivors enables us to better protect people from radiation today

AUTHOR(S)
CULLINGS, HARRY M.; SMITH, KIRK R.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p575
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article stresses the importance of improved radiation exposure estimation for the Japanese atomic-bomb survivors in better protecting individuals from radiation. It gives a brief background on studies of the effects of radiation. The ability of the dosimetry systems to validate by measuring materials that were exposed to the penetrating radiation of the bombs in known locations is said to be their key aspect. The effects of better estimation of the radiation dose on health outcomes and implications for exposure science are tackled.
ACCESSION #
54517098

 

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