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Environmental Radiation Protection

  • Y. Maeda
  • S. Osaki
  • A. Vincze
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Abstract

The environmental distribution of radionuclides, released from nuclear facilities and other sources, and the principles of the emergency countermeasures for radiation protection of the public and workers are discussed in this chapter. The concentration levels of radionuclides in various aquatic and terrestrial environments and the exposure levels of the population due to the various sources of radiation (natural and artificial radionuclides, cosmic radiation, diagnostic medical examinations, atmospheric nuclear tests, etc.) are presented.

Keywords

Effective Dose Chernobyl Accident Annual Effective Dose Standard Reference Material Global Fallout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Maeda
    • 1
  • S. Osaki
    • 1
  • A. Vincze
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Hungarian Atomic Energy AuthorityBudapestHungary

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