ERIC Number: ED052973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Fallout from Nuclear Tests.
Comar, C. L.
This booklet, in the series "Understanding the Atom," summarizes the important findings on radioactive fallout for which there is substantial scientific agreement, indicates the areas of disagreement, and lists some answered questions. Sources of fallout, its local and worldwide effects (including movement in the atmosphers), the biological effects (genetic and somatic threshold and nonthreshold responses), and the biological pathways to man are discussed in general terms, and in more detail for the following radionuclides: iodine-131; strontium-90; and carbon-14. Preventive and remedial measures are briefly considered. A list of suggested references is appended. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Genetics, Nuclear Physics, Pamphlets, Pollution, Radiation, Supplementary Reading Materials
USAEC, 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.
Identifiers: Atomic Energy Commission