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- How to Avoid Radiation Without Really Knowing It. // Time;Jun1962, Vol. 79 Issue 22, p48
The article discusses the importance of detecting radiation to avoid its negative effects. It states that radiation hazards are multiplying and man could go around unheeding into strong radiation that he cannot feel, see, and smell. However, it notes that U.S. psychologist Edward L. Hunt thinks...
- The Hazards of Atomic Radiations to Man--British and American Reports. Glass, Bentley // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Oct1956, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p312
The article presents the reports released by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Committee of the British Medical Council regarding the effects of ionizing radiations on humans. Six American committees studied the areas of genetics, pathology, meteorology, oceanography and fisheries,...
- THE FIRST ASSASSINATION OF THE 21ST CENTURY. Geary, James; Akunov, Victor // Popular Science;Jun2007, Vol. 270 Issue 6, p76
This article reports on the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died of radiation poisoning. Although authorities do not yet know how or why the ex-spy was killed, they do assume it was murder. The source of the radiation was polonium-210, a rare element that is harmless unless ingested, then it...
- HOW POLONIUM-210 KILLED LITVINENKO. // Popular Science;Jun2007, Vol. 270 Issue 6, p81
This article presents diagrams and explanations as to how the radioactive element polonium-210 killed Alexander Litvinenko. Once the ingested polonium-210 entered Litvinenko's bloodstream, it first affected rapidly dividing cells, like those in skin, by bombarding them with alpha particles. By...
- CHARACTERISATION OF RADIONUCLIDES FORMED BY HIGH-ENERGY NEUTRON IRRADIATION. Yokoyama, Sumi; Sato, Kaoru; Noguchi, Hiroshi; Tanaka, Susumu; Iida, Takao; Furuichi, Shinya; Kanda, Yukio; Oki, Yuichi; Kaneto, Taihei // Radiation Protection Dosimetry;2005, Vol. 116 Issue 1-4, p401
The physicochemical properties of radionuclides suspended in the air are important parameters in order to evaluate internal doses due to the inhalation of the airborne radionuclides and to develop the air-monitoring system in high-energy proton accelerator facilities. This study focuses on the...
- Polonium 210, Exposed. Le, Mai H. // Journal of Medical Toxicology;Jun2007, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p82
The article focuses on Polonium-210 poisoning. It says that such poisoning will only result to multiple organ damage when the chemical is ingested or inhaled. The author claims that the diagnosis of Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) secondary to Polonium-210 is difficult due to a number of reasons,...
- radiolesion. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1844
A definition of the term "radiolesion" is presented. It refers to an injury which is caused by radiation.
- radioreaction. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1845
A definition of the term "radioreaction" is presented. It refers to the reaction of the body to radiation.
- radiotoxemia. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1846
A definition of the term "radiotoxemia" is presented. The term is rarely used for radiation syndrome.