Radiation effects and sources : What is radiation? What does radiation do to us? Where does radiation come from?

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Nairobi, Kenya?] : United Nations Environment Programme, 2016.
Description
55 pages : illustrations (some color), 2 color maps ; 24 cm

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"... aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial)"--Publisher's website.
Notes
  • "This booklet is largely based on the findings of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and on the United Nations Environment Programme publication Radiation: doses, effects, risks, initially edited in 1985 and 1991 by Geoffrey Lean"--Acknowledgements.
  • "United Nations publication sales no. 17.III.D.2"--Publisher's website.
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Other title(s)
Radiation : doses, effects, risks.
ISBN
  • 9789280735178 ((paperback))
  • 9280735179 ((paperback))
SuDoc no.
DEW/1937/NA
OCLC
968662264
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