TENR - Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation

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Elsevier, Dec 31, 2009 - Science - 244 pages

This book on TENR discusses the basic Physics and Chemistry principles of natural radiation. The current knowledge of the biological effects of natural radiation is summarized. A wide variety of topics, from cosmic radiation to atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic radiation is addressed, including radon, thoron, and depleted uranium. Issues like terrorism and geochronology using natural radiation are also examined.

  • Comprehensive global TENR data assembly
  • Critical assessment of the significant radiological impact of TENR on man and the environment as compared to radiological impact from man-made sources in nuclear technology and nuclear medicine
  • Illustration of the importance of TENR for the future conceptual development of radiation protection
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Depleted Uranium DU as TENR
19
Chapter 3 Terrestrial Atmospheric and Aquatic Natural Radioactivity
29
Chapter 4 Cosmic Radiation Including its Effects on Airline Crew Frequent Flyers and Space Travel
87
Chapter 5 Metrology and Modeling
123
Chapter 6 Legal Aspects of Natural Radiation
141
Chapter 7 Terrorism and Natural Radiation
153
Overview
171
References
175
Author Index
209
Subject Index
219
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