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Main Title Health Risks of Radon and Other Internally Deposited Alpha-Emitters: BEIR IV (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations).
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1988
Report Number ISBN-0-309-03789-1; EPA-68-02-3895;
Stock Number PB88-225594
Additional Subjects Radioactive materials ; Radon ; Alpha decay ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicology ; Carcinogens ; Mineral deposits ; Hazardous materials ; Exposure ; Polonium isotopes ; Radium isotopes ; Thorium isotopes ; Uranium isotopes ; Environment pollution ; Environmental health ; Risk assessment ; Radiation effects ; Lung cancer ; Toxic substances ; Health effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-225594 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 621p
The report addresses demonstrated and potential health effects of exposure of human populations to internally deposited alpha-emitting radionuclides and their decay products. It emphasizes carcinogenic effects and, where possible, presents quantitative risk estimates for cancer induction. The largest part of the report deals with health effects of exposure to radon and its progeny. The report also addresses health effects of exposure to other groups of radionuclides and their progeny that emit alpha particles--the isotopes of polonium, radium, thorium, uranium, and the transuranic elements. The report consists of eight chapters and eight appendixes. The remainder of the chapter presents a summary of the committee's findings and its recommendations for future research.