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What Does Radiation Do to Us?

  • Claus GrupenEmail author
  • Mark Rodgers
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Abstract

Any radiation exposure can potentially have negative effects on health. This can be considered as the basic principle of radiation protection. It is therefore no surprise that damage due to ionising radiation was first observed very soon after the discovery of radioactivity by Becquerel . The biological effect of ionising radiation is a consequence of the energy transfer, by ionisation and excitation, to cells in the body.

Keywords

Radiation Sickness Bronchus Cancer Natural Radioactive Element Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetate Total Cancer Risk 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.Bluesmith Information SystemsLeedsUK

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