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Main Title Biological aspects of ultraviolet radiation : a review of hazards /
Author Leach, William M.
CORP Author Bureau of Radiological Health, Rockville, Md. Div. of Biological Effects.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Environmental Health Service, Bureau of Radiological Health,
Year Published 1970
Report Number DBE-70 3
Stock Number PB-194 611
OCLC Number 54483053
Subjects Ultraviolet radiation--Physiological effect. ; Ionizing radiation--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects ( Radiation hazards ; Ultraviolet radiation) ; Tissues(Biology) ; Radiation effects ; Damage ; Whole body irradiation ; Standards ; Radiation dosage ; Public health ; Radiation tolerance ; Cells(Biology) ; Malignant neoplasms
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EMBD MF PB-194611 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 05/07/2004
NTIS  PB-194 611 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 30 pages ; 26 cm
Abstract
Ultraviolet radiation is produced by arcs and incandescent sources operating at high temperatures. The envelope of closed sources may filter out most of the ultraviolet radiation produced. Of the transmitted ultraviolet, two portions of the spectrum are of public health interest. Wavelengths between 1900 and 3000 angstroms (far ultraviolet) are mutagenic, and may be lethal to cells. Wavelengths above about 3000 angstroms (near ultraviolet) appear not to be mutagenic, and are lethal at doses which are very high in comparison with lethal doses in the 1900-3000 angstroms range. However, skin cancer may result from repeated near ultraviolet exposure. Penetration of ultraviolet beyond the skin of mammals is negligible. Wavelengths below about 1900 angstroms (vacuum ultraviolet) are absorbed by air and water, so exposure of biological tissue must be performed in vacuo. (Author)
Notes
"BRH/DBE 70-3." "September 1970." Includes bibliographical references (pages 19-30). Microfiche.