Nuclear Energy pp 329-338 | Cite as

Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation

  • Bernard L. Cohen


What is radiation, and how dangerous is it? Radiation consists of subatomic particles that shoot through space at enormous speeds like 100,000 miles per second. They easily penetrate deep inside the human body where they can strike and damage biological cells, and thereby cause cancer or genetic defects in later generations.


Uranium Miner Occupational Disease Tinea Capitis Smoke Alarm Radon Exposure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard L. Cohen
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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