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Main Title Natural radiation exposure in the United States
Author Oakley, Donald T.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C. Surveillance and Inspection Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Surveillance and Inspection Division,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-ORP-SID-721; EPA 402/R-72-006; PB235795
Stock Number PB-235 795
OCLC Number 00902638
Subjects Radiation, Background--Statistics ; Radiation--Toxicology--Statistics ; Environmental health--United States--Statistics ; Background Radiation ; Environmental Exposure ; Radiation Effects
Additional Subjects Natural radioactivity ; Environmental surveys ; Dosimetry ; Radiation dosage ; United States ; Exposure ; Populations ; Terrestrial radiation ; Radiation dosage ; Cosmic rays ; Natural radioactivity ; Geology ; Elevation ; Tables(Data) ;
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 402-R-72-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/19/2017
EKBD  EPA-ORP/SID-72-1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/15/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-R-72-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 402/R-72-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/28/2013
ESAM  EPA 0892 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/25/2000
NTIS  PB-235 795 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 68 pages 26 cm
The exposure of man to natural radiation sources in the U.S. has been estimated by considering the distribution of the population with respect to certain factors, principally geology and elevation, which influence exposure to terrestrial and cosmic radiation. The average population elevation of the U.S. was determined to be approximately 700 ft., and the average cosmic ray dose equivalent was estimated to be 44 mrem/yr.
"ORP/SID 72-1." Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-46).