Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Permissible DoseA History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Samuel Walker

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223288

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223288.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 26 September 2021

The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects

The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects

(p.129) Chapter Five The Ambiguities of Radiation Effects
Permissible Dose

J. Samuel Walker

University of California Press

In estimating the dangers of radiation to large population groups, the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be the most important basis. It supplied the best available epidemiological data on the effects of radiation on humans. Epidemiological studies of persons exposed to radiation in their jobs or in medical treatments were even more inconclusive. For further explanation about the radiation effects, there is a series of investigations in areas near Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and other nuclear plants, and a variety of other epidemiological analyses of radiation hazards did not produce clear results. The Three Mile Island accident created enormous public fear that it would cause a heavy toll in cancer deaths in the areas around the plant.

Keywords:   Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, nuclear, plant, public fear, radiation, health

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.