Fundamentals for the Assessment of Risks from Environmental Radiation

  • Christa Baumstark-Khan
  • Stanislav Kozubek
  • Gerda Horneck

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. E. Shore
    Pages 7-14
  3. V. K. Ivanov
    Pages 15-24
  4. L. P. Osipova, O. L. Posukh, K. P. Koutzenogii, F. V. Sukhorukov, V. G. Matveeva, A. S. Grafodatskii et al.
    Pages 35-42
  5. J. R. Goldsmith, M. R. Quastel
    Pages 43-51
  6. H. Rink
    Pages 53-58
  7. F. S. Erees, G. Yener
    Pages 65-68
  8. P. Knuschke, A. Krins, M. Meurer
    Pages 75-80
  9. R. E. Shore, L. P. Osipova, W. Atwell, F. S. Erees, R. J. M. Fry, V. K. Ivanov et al.
    Pages 81-90
  10. J. Cadet, M. Bardet, T. Delatour, T. Douki, D. Gasparutto, D. Molko et al.
    Pages 91-102
  11. C. Baumstark-Khan
    Pages 103-114
  12. D. Frankenberg, K. Helmstaedter, J. Boehm, W. Pessara, M. Frankenberg-Schwager
    Pages 135-140
  13. A. Bérces, S. Gáspár, G. Rontó
    Pages 141-148
  14. R. Greinert, O. Boguhn, B. Volkmer, D. Harder, E. W. Breitbart
    Pages 149-154
  15. Y. Nikandrova, C. Baumstark-Khan, G. Horneck
    Pages 155-160
  16. O. V. Komova, E. S. Candiano, E. A. Krasavin, M. N. Bonev, G. Horneck
    Pages 167-172
  17. B. D. Michael, G. Ronto, C. Baumstark-Khan, J. Cadet, M. Frankenberg-Schwager, O. V. Komova et al.
    Pages 173-178
  18. B. S. Fedorenko, V. M. Petrov, S. V. Druzhinin
    Pages 187-194
  19. E. Lukášová, S. Kozubek, R. Govorun, M. Repin, L. Rýznar, E. Krasavin et al.
    Pages 195-202
  20. M. Hausmann, A. Esa, P. Edelmann, L. Trakhtenbrot, H. Bornfleth, B. Schneider et al.
    Pages 219-230
  21. S. Kozubek, E. Lukášová, L. Rýznar, M. Kozubek, A. Lišková, V. Kroha
    Pages 231-242
  22. M. Kozubek, S. Kozubek, E. Lukášová, L. Rýznar, A. Lišková, J. Amrichová et al.
    Pages 243-248
  23. Y. E. Dubrova, J. Brown, V. N. Nesterov, N. G. Krouchinsky, V. A. Ostapenko, M. Plumb et al.
    Pages 259-264
  24. G. Obe, B. S. Fedorenko, M. Beno, C. Cremer, Y. E. Dubrova, R. D. Govorun et al.
    Pages 265-268
  25. J. Kiefer
    Pages 269-280
  26. T. C. Yang, M. Durante, K. A. George, S. Yamada
    Pages 281-288
  27. B. Kaina, S. Haas, S. Grösch, T. Grombacher, J. Dosch, T. Biswas et al.
    Pages 289-300
  28. M. Palm, C. Baumstark-Khan, G. Horneck
    Pages 311-316
  29. H. Rink, T. C. Yang, L. Böhm, R. Govorun, D. Häder, G. Horneck et al.
    Pages 339-344
  30. K. Scharffetter-Kochanek, P. Brenneisen, J. Wenk, R. Blaudschun, M. Schauen, M. Wlaschek
    Pages 359-365
  31. P. Rettberg, R. Sief, G. Horneck
    Pages 367-370
  32. J. J. Broerse
    Pages 379-388

About this book


Human health as well as aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are threatened from increa­ sing levels of environmental radiation of various sources, many of them of anthropoge­ nic causality: large areas of the former Soviet Union suffer from radioactive pollution, in particular after the Chemobyl accident; the increase in the incidence of UVB radiati­ on at the Earth's surface as a result of a progressive depletion of stratospheric ozone is a global problem that requires international concerted actions; in areas of former uranium mining the natural radiation level is substantially increased due to elevated radon levels; a growing portion of the population involved in air traffic is exposed to increased levels of natural radiation; and with the International Space Station an increasing number of astronauts will be exposed to the complex field of cosmic radiation. To estimate the corresponding risks, a better knowledge of the underlying radiobiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and system level is required. This book is the result of a multidisciplinary effort to discuss the current state of knowledge of the fundamental processes that result from interactions of environmental radiation -ionizing as well as UV radiation -with living matter and the existing radiati­ on protection concepts, and then to define future research work needed as fundamental information for the assessment of risks from increased levels of environmental radiation to human health and ecosystem balance. It comprises the key lectures and statements presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christa Baumstark-Khan
    • 1
  • Stanislav Kozubek
    • 2
  • Gerda Horneck
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Biology SectionDLR Institute of Aerospace MedicineCologneGermany
  2. 2.Czech Academy of SciencesInstitute of BiophysicsBrnoCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5668-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4585-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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