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ERIC Number: ED042650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Natural Radiation Environment, Understanding the Atom Series.
The somatic and genetic effects of naturally occurring radiation are described in this illustrated booklet. Internal sources of radiation from food, water, and air and external sources including radioisotopes in rock, brick, water, and air and cosmic radiation are tabulated. Detection methods are described, and their use in biological and physical systems outlined. Radiation safety aspects of space travel are discussed and tables of radiation received from natural and artificial exposure are provided. A short reference list is appended. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Earth Science, Instructional Materials, Physical Sciences, Radiation, Resource Materials, Scientific Research, Solar Radiation
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Technical Information.