Light, Lasers, and Synchrotron Radiation

A Health Risk Assessment

  • M. Grandolfo
  • A. Rindi
  • D. H. Sliney

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 242)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Sources and the Interaction with Matter

    1. Martino Grandolfo
      Pages 1-14
    2. Jürgen H. Bernhardt
      Pages 15-24
    3. A. F. McKinlay
      Pages 25-60
    4. E. Burattini
      Pages 61-76
    5. Franz Hillenkamp, Wesley J. Marshall
      Pages 77-90
  3. The Detection

    1. Jürgen H. Bernhardt
      Pages 121-132
    2. Wesley J. Marshall
      Pages 133-140
    3. James Franks
      Pages 141-146
    4. Wesley J. Marshall
      Pages 147-156
    5. David H. Sliney, Rodney L. Wood Jr., Patrick M. Moscato, Wesley J. Marshall, Paul Eriksen
      Pages 169-180
  4. The Biological Effects

    1. Alessandro Checcucci
      Pages 181-184
    2. Alessandro Checcucci
      Pages 185-189
    3. Louis A. Court, Daniel Courant
      Pages 191-217
    4. Per G. Söderberg
      Pages 219-228
    5. David H. Sliney
      Pages 237-245
    6. Ileana Quinto, Massimo Mallardo, Maria R. Ruocco, Alessandro Arcucci, Giuseppe Scala
      Pages 247-258
  5. Risk Assessment, Protection and Standards

    1. James Franks
      Pages 263-267
    2. Per G. Söderberg
      Pages 277-285
    3. Penelope K. Galoff
      Pages 287-292
    4. Branko F. M. Bosnjakovic
      Pages 299-318
    5. Jürgen H. Bernhardt
      Pages 319-327
    6. Per G. Söderberg, D. Sliney
      Pages 347-352
  6. Applications and Related Topics

    1. Louis A. Court, Daniel Courant, Dominique Dormont
      Pages 353-371
    2. M. H. Repacholi, G. McLennan, A. Pugatschew, R. Hancock
      Pages 373-393
    3. Branko F. M. Bosnjakovic
      Pages 395-415
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-426

About this book


This volume contains the formal record of the lectures presented at the 9th Course of the International School of Radiation Damage and Protection held at the "E . Majorana" International Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice (Italy) from May 9 to May 20, 1989. This course was the last of a series of 4 courses, started in 1981, that were dedicated to the assessment of risk hazard from non-ionizing radiation. The proceedings of these courses were all published by Plenum Press with the following headings: 1) M. Grandolfo, S. M. Michaelson and A. Rindi, Eds. : "Biological Effects and Dosimetry of Nonionizing Radiation; Radiofrequency and Microwave Energy", Plenum Press, New York, NATO ASI Series A Life Sciences, Vo1. 49 (1983); 2) M. Grandolfo, S. M. Michaelson and A. Rindi, Eds. : "Biological Effects and Dosimetry of Static and ELF Electromagnetic Fields", Plenum Press, New York, E. Majorana International Science Series, Life Sciences, Vol. 19 (1985) ; 3) M. H. Repacholi, M. Grandolfo and A. Rindi, Eds. : "Ultrasound; medical applications, biological effects and hazard potential", Plenum Press, New York (1987). We hope that all these volumes together may represent a complete textbook and a reference for the students and scientists interested in the physics, biology, measurement and dosimetry, health effects and standard setting, in short, the risk assessment of that wide field of radiation presently classified as non-ionizing radiation. We are indebted to the Associa?ione Italiana Protezione dalle Radiazioni (AIRP), The Internat:l.


ELF Potential Standard biological effects development electromagnetic electromagnetic fields ionizing laser magnetic fields physiology synchrotron radiation ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Grandolfo
    • 1
  • A. Rindi
    • 2
  • D. H. Sliney
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of HealthRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sincrotrone TriesteTriesteItaly
  3. 3.U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene AgencyUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0663-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0661-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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