Accession Number:

ADA383605

Title:

Living with Radiation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The subject of ionizing radiation and its effects is extremely confusing to the average layman. Much that appears in newspapers and magazines is written with an eye to the sensational and presents the hazard of radiation as if its unique aspects make it impossible to understand and so set it apart from all the of other hazards of normal, everyday, existence. The result is that the average individual feels that only a highly skilled technician can understand this extremely complex subject, and he either ignores the entire subject and the possibility of hazard to himself, or, on the other hand, has an unreasonable fear of radiation injury in situations where in fact no real hazard exists.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE