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Permissible Dose A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century by J. Samuel Walker

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Environmental impact of radiation,
  • Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry & radiation,
  • Nuclear issues,
  • World history: from c 1900 -,
  • 20th century,
  • Science,
  • Nuclear energy,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • History / General,
  • Law and legislation,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Radiation,
  • Safety measures,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7710882M
ISBN 100520223284
ISBN 109780520223288

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  About the Book. How much radiation is too much? Walker clarifies the entire radiation debate, showing that permissible dose levels are a key to the principles and practices that have prevailed in the field of radiation protection since the s, and . Published by Jacob Darwin Hamblin in Environmental History (), – J. Samuel Walker, Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, ). Radiation protection has been a “hot” topic for well over half a century, and the United States government has long been pilloried for not keeping.   How much radiation is too much? J. Samuel Walker examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. The risks of radiation—caused by fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents from nuclear power, or radioactivity. That said, "Permissible Dose" by J. Samuel Walker is a solid and readable history of a very specific topic. Well referenced, it is a surprisingly fast read, detailing the history of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and it's successor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in its role to protect the health and safety of workers and the public/5(2).

Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century. xii + pp., illus., index. Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, $35, £ Russell Olwell. Book Description: How much radiation is too much? J. Samuel Walker examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. Walker clarifies the entire radiation debate, showing that permissible dose levels are a key to.   Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century. By J. Samuel Walker. (Berkeley: University of California Press, Author: Sheldon Ungar. Book Review Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century By J. Samuel Walker. pp Article in New England Journal of Medicine (22) May with 3 Author: David S. Jones.

  "Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century. J. Samuel Walker." Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 20(1), pp. –Author: David Cantor. This book takes a somewhat different approach by examining the various facets of a single problem—radiation protection—over a period of about one hundred years. Many years ago, when I was an employee of the National Archives, I met a senior scholar who was researching a book on a former president of the United States. Book Review Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century J. Samuel Walker Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, , pages, $35 This book is the third in a series on the history of nuclear regulation, sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commis-sion (NRC). Dr. Walker, historian of the NRC, writes with. The maximum permissible dose (MPD) is the upper limit of allowed radiation dose that one may receive without the risk of significant side effects. The annual whole-body dose limit for physicians is 50 mSv. Table shows the annual maximum permissible dose per target area. 21 For the fetus, the annual maximum permissible dose is rem or 5 mSv.. Assuming proper techniques and well.