Dosimetry and Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

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The extension of the use of ionizing radiation and the new biological information on the effects of radiation exposure that is now becoming available, present new challenges to the development of concepts and methodology in determination of doses and assessment of hazards for the protection of living systems. Concise information is given on the deterministic and stochastic effects, on the debate concerning the effects of low doses, the detection of injuries by biological assays, and the radiation sickness.


Equivalent Dose Radon Concentration External Dose Premature Chromosome Condensation Collective Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PannoniaVeszprémHungary
  2. 2.National Research Institute for Radiobiology and RadiohygieneBudapestHungary

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