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Main Title Georgia Radium Management Project.
Author Benso, James S. ; Fet, Richard H. ; Pose, Cecil D. ; Robinso, Earl W. ;
CORP Author Georgia Dept. of Public Health, Atlanta.
Year Published 1969
Report Number Pub-999-RH-34;
Stock Number PB-189 359
Additional Subjects ( Radiation hazards ; Medicine) ; ( Radium ; Radiation hazards) ; Safety ; Storage ; Protection ; Radiation monitors ; Dosimeters ; Radiation effects ; Public health ; Radiological contamination ; Exposure ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-189 359 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 96p
The investigation concerned an assessment of (a) the extent and types of radium usage in the practice of medicine, (b) adequacy of radiation safety procedures and equipment employed in handling, storing, and using radium sources, (c) leakage of radium sources, and (d) contamination resulting from use of radium in medicine. Phase I of the project surveyed the hospitals of Georgia, and Phase II surveyed medical offices and clinics. Radiological health practices related to the use of radium in most of the hospitals were below acceptable standards. General and specific findings for radiological health practices in medical offices and clinics are presented. Hospitals, medical offices, and clinics were generally unaware of radium contamination insurance. A study of radium contamination insurance is included. (Author)