Accession Number:

ADA059560

Title:

Radiological Hazards to Air Commerce,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A survey of existing literature concerning radiological hazards to air commerce has been completed. A preliminary assessment of three major sources of potentially significant ionizing radiation has indicated that although some data are lacking, no actual danger to either passengers or crew has been documented. Cosmic radiation from galactic sources represents a relatively well understood and easily predictable phenomenon. Solar flare activity and nuclear testing episodes, however, are infrequent events which require an ongoing effort to maintain a current understanding of health and safety related issues. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE