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Radiation : what it is, what you need to know

Author: Robert Peter Gale; Eric Lax
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
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The authors explore the science, benefits, and risks of radiation exposure, drawing on current research and Gale's extensive research treating victims of radiation accidents around the globe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Peter Gale; Eric Lax
ISBN: 0307950204 9780307950208
OCLC Number: 826076337
Description: xi, 270 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Assessing the risks --
Radiation from discovery to today --
The nature of radiation --
Radiation and cancer --
Genetic diseases, birth defects, and irradiated food --
Radiation and medicine --
Bombs --
Nuclear power and radioactive waste --
Summing up.
Responsibility: by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax.

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The authors explore the science, benefits, and risks of radiation exposure, drawing on current research and Gale's extensive research treating victims of radiation accidents around the globe.

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