For nearly three decades, this manual has served as the definitive guide to the safe use of radioactive materials. In this completely revised and updated fourth edition, a new dimension is presented by adding coverage of nonionizing radiation. The author introduces the whole range of energies possessed by particles and electromagnetic waves at the beginning of the text, thus integrating coverage of ionizing and nonionizing radiation rather than considering them as two separate disciplines. He then covers the entire spectrum of radiation sources including radionuclides, x-ray machines, accelerators, nuclear reactors, power lines, microwave towers, and cellular phones.
This new edition will serve as an important training and reference resource for research scientists, physicians, engineers, regulatory officials, attorneys, engineers, and environmental health and safety professionals.