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Author Walker, J. Samuel.

Title Permissible dose : a history of radiation protection in the twentieth century / J. Samuel Walker
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 168 pages) : illustrations
Contents The discovery of radiation and its hazards -- The debate over nuclear power and radiation -- The role of federal agencies in radiation protection -- New controversies, new standards -- The ambiguities of radiation effects
Summary How much radiation is too much? This text examines the evolution, over 100 years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and the general public
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Radiation -- Safety measures -- History.
Radiation Protection -- history.
Nuclear Energy -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Radiation Dosage.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00023398
ISBN 0520924843 (electronic bk.)
0585389594 (electronic bk.)
9780520924840 (electronic bk.)
9780585389592 (electronic bk.)