Eningsx raysPETCTairplane flights and so radiation via nuclear power plants is not as dangerous as perceived There is talk of coal and how the run offs from coal power plants are dangerous than nuclear sources There is a comparison between Chernobyl and Fukushima and how their location and the type of reactor they were led to different results the proliferation of cesium 137 across the globe Since the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima radiotion has achieved an ven worse reputation than it had previously To what Tinyburg Tales extent is this reputation deserved Speaking broadly how great a risk does radition pose to us and in what ways does it help usRobert Gale and Eric Lac the authors of Radition starts by stating a few facts thatveryone should know but which many people probably do not know First radiation is present Magic Tree House everywhere It is in the ground in the air in the food that weat and in ourselves There is no way you can avoid radiation this holds true for non ionizing as well as ionizing radiation Second raditation can kill you Depending on the type of radiation and the dose received radiation may cause a cell to turn into a cancer cell if mutations occur to an unlucky set of genes If a higher dose is received radiation can kill cells and induce radiation sickness The powers of radioactive material can also be used to cause substantial Teach Yourself Buddhism explosions as with the atom and hydrogen bombs What I suspect many people don t know is that radiation can also save you Radiation therapy have saved millions of people andmergency The Black Prince of Florence exit signs which shineven when there is no The Children of Segu (Ségou, electricity have save many people still CT scans allows us to detect cancers and other things inside the human body which helps doctorsnourmouslyRadiation is generally categorized as Rumi either ionizing or non ionizing Ionizing radiation havenough Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States - Kindle edition by Randall Mason, Max Page, Randall Mason. Politics Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. energy to rip away charged particles or molecules If that molecule happens to be in the DNA in one of our cells that cell may become a cancer cell Non ionizing radiation such as microwaves form cell phones or the visual part of the spectrum that we can actually detect with ouryes cannot cause this type of damage to cells Ultraviolet is right on the border between these two with some ultraviolet rays containing nough nergy to rip apart molecules which is why you can get skin cancer from overexposure to the sun This also means that there is no plausible scientific theory xplaning how microwave radiation which has less nergy than ultraviolet rays from cell phones cause cancer Togehter with the fact that brain cancer has not increased since cell phones came into use is why I have no problem with letting my children use cell phones The authors however focus mostly on ionizing radiationGale and Lax starts with the basics desrcibing what alpha beta and gamma radiaiton is and then going into depth about the amount of radation that an average person receives and the interesting discussion on whether A Game of Vows exposure to small amount of radiaiton is bad neutral orven good for you hormesis Regarding Valkyries Vengeance exposure the authors note that people are uite inconsistent in their fears For instance taking a CT scan which many peopleven demand will give you the same does of radiation as being 6km from ground zero in Hiroshima Also people tend to be skeptical about being scanned with x rays on airports forgetting that they will receive much radiation during the upcoming flightBut what do the authors say about the hot topic of nuclear Let Freedom Reign energy In short they say while there are of course safety issues it is better than coal generated power in pretty muchvery aspect Renewable sources sun wind water also have problems associated with them mainly that they are Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco, expensive and that they cannot provide a steady stream oflectricity without which our The Emerald Peacock economy cannot functionWhat about nuclear accidents though Lets start with the most recent accident Fukushima It is certainly interesting to note that though some people did receive a large dosis of radiation not a single person have died from radiationxpsure till this day According to wikipedia the predicted number of Fukushima related cancers range from 0 100 many of which will be possible to treat The tsunami on the other hand killed approximately 20000 people The media coverage often suggets that the Fukushima accident was the big news This simply reaffirms that people and the media have substantial biases in their fears It is of course or less impossible to tell people to stop being afraid of shark attacks or flying or anything that has radiation in its name but lets not base public policy on irrational fearsWait you say what about the Thernobyl accident Well partly because that reactor Little Book of Impressionists exploded due to a clear design flaw 10 times radioactivity was released compared to Fukushima However this should also be copared with atmospheric atom bomb tests which releases 200 times radioactivity than the Thernobyl accident did These are now banned however prior nuclear tests have caused high levels of radioactivity in thenvironment on a global level Estimates of the number of casualties following Thernobyl vary widely and largely depends on whether one thinks that Tickle Torture exposure to low doses of radiation increases cancer risks which is a controversial topic We are also dealing with a very high basal rate of cancers Since 38% percent of all women and 45% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lifeven say a 05 percent increase mean thousands or millions of people Bottom line Thernobyl was a bad accident and similar mistakes should of course be avoided in the future however should we abandon a cheap nergy source that almost zero pollution because of one poorly designed reactor and one reactor which was only almost able to survive a major natural disasterNo one who disputes that nuclear power is associated with some risks However what are the alternatives It is striking how many people simply ignores this uestion I often hear nvironmentalist say that they want the RSVP... Baby entire society to be based on renewablenergy I fully share that ambition however it is currently not a feasible alternative which means that we have to chose between nuclear The Moment energy and burning of fossil fuels to get sufficientnergy If we don t use nuclear then we have to generate or buy fossil fuels Yet no one talks about what type of pollutants are released from fossil fuel burning power plants The authors convincingly show that pollutants from coal burning power plants induce much harm than waste from nuclear power plants In one year one coal burning power plant releases 720 tons of carbon monoxide a toxic gas 50kg of lead which is poisonous to us as well as to the fish in the lakes where a lot of smoke lands 80kg of mercury 10000 tons of sulfur dioxide which results in acid rain and 37 million tons of CO2 This waste is released directly out into the The Cypress Tree environment not burried in a mountain like nuclear fuel In addition coal plant workers as well as coal miners develop lethal lung cancer much often than other people To sum up the argument for building nuclear power plants Yes there are risks associated with nuclear power but taking into accountnergy costs and the waste produced nuclear power is currently the best feasible alternative availableThe authors also discusses another controversial issue namely whether or not we should radiate food to kill of pathogens In a single year there are 2 billion cases of food poisoning in the world mainly in the developing world This number could be drastically reduced by radiating the food which would kill of the bacteria Yes some nutrients would be lost but food lose nutrients when you cook it and that is not controversial The bottom line is that radiating food can save many lives particularly in the developing world and there seem top be no rational argument against doing this if there is I hope that someone will The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, enlighten meAll in all radiation is a great and accessible introduction to the field of radiation a field associated with a substantial lack of knowledge and as a result many irrational fears among the public Radiation What It Is What You Need to Know by Robert Peter Gale MD and Eric Lax Radiation is anven handed Doctor Illuminatus educational and accessible book on radiation The book covers many forms of radiation like microwaves and radio waves which have insufficientnergy to alter cells to the nergetic forms known as ionizing radiations that can alter the structure of atoms Scientist physician and author of twenty two medical books Robert Peter Gale has teamed up with accomplished author Eric Lax to produce a readable and interesting book on an often misunderstood topic radiation This nlightening 288 page book is composed by the following nine chapters 1 Assessing the Risks 2 Radiation from Discover One almost needs a science background to understand this book And The Preachers Kid even if you tough it out and hang in there until thend there are few take aways Many times the authors simply say well it s a complicated issue and there are pros and cons Well gee thanks I already knew that So allow me to save you some time Basically the authors conclude that food irradiation is harmless and you also don t need to be concerned about the rad Radiation What it is what you need to know is a good book with a somewhat misleading title The authors Dr Gale who has been involved in several nuclear accidents including Chernobyl and writer Eric Lax describe not all aspects of radiation but rather its health O Testamento effects and use in medicine after some introductory material on the nature of radiation Their discussion includes consideration of theffects of nuclear weapons the use of gamma rays or X rays to sterilize food nuclear power smoking and medical screening procedures using radiation Fortunately for keeping the interest of readers the book starts off with the description of an 1985 incident in Goiania Brazil when. Ters in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an Gangbang Slut exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths andstablish facts Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety nuclear One Con Glory energy and nuclear weapons uranium plutonium iodine 131 mammogram X ray CT scan threats to the food chain the authors demystify the science and dangers of radiation andxamine its myriad benefits from safely sterilizing our food to the re.
This book is reasonable at addressing commonplace radiophobia and addresses radiation from all sources natural and man made Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows especially medical A lesser amount of attention was given to accidental radiation releases from nuclear power and given it was for primarily this reason I chose to read the book I was slightly disappointed In all though I found it worthwhileI am one of those people who are of the opinion that if we wish to maintain andnhance our standard of living for the future The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) especially if we ultimately decide that fossil fuel carbon dioxide inputs need to beliminated as much as possible then only nuclear power will be able to maintain us in the Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, energy available standard to which we ve become accustomed Morenergy makes life productive and A Fairly Honourable Defeat enjoyable and long lasting for all We should befficient about our use certainly but nergy abundance give us comfort and choice We would not have this under a purely renewable source nergy Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue economy So does it make sense toxclude nuclear power on safety grounds from the outset That s a uestion I was hoping the book would help me answerIn the book nuclear power disasters were discussed just not in the clearest way and the information given was fragmented across the chapters I hoped for an answer to the uestion of whether it s actually necessary to cordon off large territorial xclusion zones in response to such catastrophes in the interests of protecting human health I was left to gather the fragments presented in the book and make a judgement about this myself which nded up like thisIn such disasters there three isotopes which convey just about all the radioactivity Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) exposure risk to people in the general vicinity of the release I 131 Cs 137 and Sr 90I 131 is risky but mostly to children and only for a short time about three months overall and only if foodstuffs produced within the affected area aren t temporarily replaced with outside supplies during the danger period In Japan food was handledxpertly and most Japanese have iodine rich diets which tend to make them far less at risk to start withCs 137 is pretty ubiuitous and has a very long half life making it Gone (Gone, especially concerning to the public But this long half life also means that the activity of thelement is very low reducing risk Its biological half life is also uite short happily further greatly reducing risks to human health Any amount of it you do manage to ingest is likely to be Threads Of The Shroud excreted again before hardly any of it at all will have a chance to deposit radioactivenergy in your tissue So the great concern over this perhaps second most prevalent All Seated on the Ground element released in an accident is probably misplacedSr 90 has a half life similar to Cs 137 but has a complex biological half life To our bodies it resembles calcium and so some proportion maynd up migrating into bones and teeth where it will probably stay long Untitled. enough to release a good portion of its radioactivenergyThis is pretty much all the book has to say on those matters two to one in favor of the idea that our reaction to the risks from a catastrophic nuclear accident is hysterical The Sr 90 uestion deserves attention How much of this is present around an accident zone What s the riskSince this is supposed to be a book review I won t detail them here but I ve Wiring encountered various materials that offer me some pretty great hope for Cs 137 in particular that this is just notnough of a risk to human health to warrant massive xclusion zones with their life altering permanent vacuations and costly and laborate washing and soil stripping operations According to this work people could return to their homes and lives in the zone like that around Fukushima right now if they wanted to and not be at significant added risk for future radiogenic health problemsFor Sr 90 while a significant product of fission it s non volatile nature makes it much less likely than the others to scape to the The DOS environment in significant amounts during a disaster This may be the best reason to allay concerns with it Sr 90 was of a risk during thera of atmospheric atomic weapons testing and for the Japanese atomic bomb survivors from the fallout nuclear weapons produce This main source of Sr 90 Against All Odds exposure has long been now happily overI 131 seems to be the single biggest risk in a reactor disaster and with its short half life within a few months of a point immediately following a meltdown with containment loss it is simply no longer a factor it has all decayed away In thearly phase people should do their best to avoid Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism exposure if they can but for most it will benough simply to Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils eat clean food from outside the affected area and follow limitedvacuation for those most at risk Payment Due eg families with young childrenFor people like the Japanese who have ready access to clean replacement foodstuffs and a diet rich in natural iodine little special action is needed Most are best served byating outside food and waiting things outFor others like those near Chernobyl in 1986 short term Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, evacuation with supplemental iodine administration particularly to the young would ve produced similarly low levels of risk The impoverished condition of most of the population and lack of a robust food system were main drivers increasing their risksHowever in both cases once the I 131 has decayed off there s no longer much risk People could move back into the zone and resume life as before To allay fear those who want them could obtain dosimeters to understand and place into perspective the actual radioactivity they are receiving Most people would probably see amounts very close to the original background radiation anyway A few may see and this can beither rationalized in terms of measuring it against statistics an Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, education reuirement attaches to do thisffectively Or anyone who feels uncomfortable by the amount they see no matter how small can be allowed to take charge of their lives as before and choose to move away In this way people are The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, empowered to freely identify and manage their risks as they choose just as in other parts of their livesThe important takeaways here are 1 people are overly fearful of radiation despite living lives continuously within itsffects and in some cases depending on it for health 2 understanding the real risks from radiation may allow us to overcome these fears and make intelligent choices regarding how we obtain the Turbulence energy we need tonjoy the lives we desire Everything is radioactive People are concerned about accidents at Nuclear power plant facilities but also with taking X Rays of teeth chest injured limbs CT scans of chest and abdomen sunlight and tanning booths and also radio waves from cell phones And also we humans are concerned about irradiated foodsWe should be aware that Radon 222 is found Tropical Bioproductivity everywhere onarth trapped in un ventilated basements and is linked to lung cancer in non smokersYou can get a radon test kit for 10 to 15 This might not include the reuired lab fee Points I thought important1 Why irradiate foods It is important to sterilize to stop bacterial contamination of foods E coli in meat or salmonella in ggs can be detrimentalThere is a 1986 documentary by the National that showed how mangoes and baby chicks are irradiated with Cobalt 60 rods to reduce Salmonella and increase shelf life That s 33 years agoThe Environmental Protection Agency reports thata Irradiating food kills bacteria and molds that can make people sickb Irradiation does not remove toxins that are already in food Irradiation breaks chemical bonds to stop bacteria and other pathogens from multiplyingc Irradiation does not make food radioactivePasteurizing milk and pressure cooking canned foods are other ways to kill bacteria in food2Nuclear terrorism is a worry3 Astronauts and cosmonauts are xposed to high doses of radiation in spaceI noted the importance of testing for Radon in your home The air pressure inside your home is usually lower than in the soil surrounding the foundation This difference in pressure draws air and other gases including radon from the soil into your homeRadon can Die Postmoderne Konstellation enter a home any place it finds an opening where the house contacts the soil cracks in foundation walls and in floor slabs construction joints gaps around service pipes support posts window casements floor drains sumps or cavities inside walls This is an interesting book covering valuable information The list of resources arextensive and just for this compilation the book is worth accessing Take a look at The Encyclopedia of EarthThe authors also recommend their website wwwradioactivebookcom Informative and well presented I just realized I don t have a book length fascination with radiation The title sounds kind of alarmist but the insides aren t so bad It had a lot of food for thought and refreshed my memory about what we learned in school about nuclear Folk Tales From the Soviet Union energy and radiation in general It s pretty up to date as well talking about as recentvents as the Fukushima Daikii accident My general rule is that if a book s author feels the need to list their credentials MD PhD the book is not worth reading so I was pretty dubious about this book co authored by Such and Such MD However I was pleasantly surprised by the balanced approach and decent coverage of the topicThat said while this was probably as as good a coverage of the topic as could be done I didn t find it particularly necessary information for me I m not one of the worry warts who freak out over the idea of radiation and it s not like the book is particularly in depth This book read like a public pamphlet on radiation than a book It is clear and well Ulysses and the Trojan War explained and is much broadly focused It does a good job ofxplaining cesium 137 and iodine 131 and how they affect us during a possible fallout scenario The main gist is that we are surrounded by radiation be it through background cosmicterrestrial or man made medical scre. The Tall, Dark Rich essential guide to radiation the good the bad and the utterly fascinatingxplained with unprecedented clarity Earth born in a nuclear xplosion is a radioactive planet; without radiation life would not xist And while radiation can be dangerous it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared Now Robert Peter Gale MD the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disas.
Many people were xposed to radiation from cobalt 60 and cesium 137 when parts from a radiation therapy machine were scavenged by people completely ignorant of radiation and who in one case did not think that the fact that something was glowing might be a bad sign Four people died Much of what we know about the harmful ffects of radiation Learning to Dance in the Rain exposures is from accidents including Chernobyl or the study of the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The surviving victims of thesevents were generally Rebel (The Change, exposed to high doses which makes it difficult toxtrapolate to low level xposures The authors are very good at indicating when we don t good knowledgeIt has often occurred to me that the word radiation unfortunately is used with regard to two different classes of phenomena moving particles of matter which have mass and lectromagnetic radiation or waves which are mass less From the view of consideration of human health there is some justification for lumping some of these together because The Plant Paradox either may result in ionizing radiation More on ionizing radiation latter after some definitions regarding matter andnergyIt may be helpful to begin with a useful level of reductionism in describing selected aspects of matter and Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, energy Leaving aside such cosmological puzzles such as dark matter and darknergy the stuff on the Earth is composed of protons neutrons and Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n electrons whilelectromagnetic radiation is one form of N.76 le Mystere de Job et les preuves Initiatiques energy Protons neutrons andlectrons make up atoms the protons and neutrons in the central nucleus of the atom the Red Skies at Night (Anchors Away electrons outside of the nucleus Protons have a positivelectrical charge The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 electrons have a negativelectrical charge of Fresh faith eual magnitude to that of a proton and neutrons have no charge Protons and neutrons have about the same mass and the mass of a proton or neutron is almost 2000 times greater than that of anlectron Protons and neutrons are not fundamental particles as they are composed of uarks Atoms often combine together to make molecules which is one aspect of the science of chemistry The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom the atomic number determines what chemical Operation (Operation: Midnight, element the atom belongs to some commonlements on The New Left the Origins of the Cold War earth are oxygen carbon nitrogen and iron The number of neutrons in an atom s nucleus may vary resulting in what are considered different isotopes of the samelement Protons neutrons and The Right Hook of Devin Velma electrons can alsoxist apart from atoms The simplest atom is the most common form of hydrogen which consists of a single proton and La Fleur du Mal electron this is by far the most common form of ordinary matter in the universe The second most commonlement in the universe is helium which has a nucleus of two protons and two neutrons with two Graphic Design Rules electrons outside of the nucleus The nucleus of a helium atom sometimesmitted from the nuclei of heavier Reckless elements during radioactive decay is called an alpha particle Usually the number oflectrons and protons in an atom or molecule are Trickster eual resulting in anlectrically neutral atom but often in the course of chemical reactions an atom or molecule will gain or lose one or Killers Prey (Conard County electrons resulting in what is called an ion Electromagnetic radiation is a form ofnergy An Mr Big example oflectromagnetic radiation is visible light as are radio waves X rays gamma rays and microwaves Electromagnetic radiation has no mass but it does convey Flori în păr energy that may interact with matter Electromagnetic radiation may be usefully and very oddly describedither as a wave analogous to the waves rippling out from a pebble tossed into a pond or as a particle photon Thankfully we can stick to the wave interpretation for this book The distance between successive peaks of a wave is its wavelength the number of peaks passing a fixed point within a second is its freuency The speed of light for all forms of Kansas State electromagnetic radiation in a vacuum is a very speedy fixed value which means that higher freuencies correspond to shorter wavelengths The important point here is that higher freuency shorter wavelengthlectromagnetic radiation is the stuff you may have to worry aboutSome or all of the different isotopes of a chemical Sexy Cosplay Anime Girls (Bikini, Military, Scifi Costume, Japanese Import, Asian Babe, Picture Book) (Xena Kai Book 3) element may be radioactive meaning that the nucleus will undergo a spontaneous change to another isotope or anotherlement Radioactive isotopes may Humiliated Husband emitlectrons from the nucleus not from the Warehouse Management electrons surrounding it positrons a form of antimatter a positively chargedlectron protons gamma rays or occasionally neutrons These changes may result in the change in the atomic number in the remaining nucleus thereby resulting in a change from one I Little Slave element to anotherGenerally the forms of radiation that are potentially dangerous are ionizing radiations forms of radiation that arenergetic The Stall (Pony In Training enough to produce an ion when they interact with matter such as your body Ultra violet light UV responsible for many skin cancers is something of a gray area as UV radiation is not powerfulnough to ionize molecules but it is powerful nough to alter chemical bonds between atoms UVB is of particular concern Another consideration is the xtent to which different forms of radiation can penetrate the body On Page 14 there is a useful illustration regarding this matter Alpha particles helium nuclei are stopped by paper Sanibel Virgin electrons are stopped by clothing while gamma rays X rays and neutrons reuire several feet of concrete inches of lead or several feet of water Measuring radiationxposure in a medically relevant form is difficult Straightforward physical measurements don t necessarily capture the health conseuences of the Way of the Shaman exposure Further all types of radiation do not have identicalffects on living tissue All of the units appear to have been named after dead male European physicists One nucleus decaying per second is called a becuerel B usually its useful to refer to multiples of the B such as the megabecuerel which is a million becuerels The amount of Gallowglass energy a dose of radiation deposits in a tissue is called grays Gy However different tissues are different sensitivities to radiation generally tissues which undergo rapid cell division such as skin or blood cells are sensitive to radiation The most useful unit is the millsievert mSv which considers the biologicalffects of radiation On average United States residents receive about 62 mSV per year of radiation About half of this The Inclusion Imperative exposure is due to natural causes the other half from human created radiation Of the natural causes radonxposure is important about 21000 people in the United States die from The Public-Private Partnership Handbook exposure to radioactive radon 222 page 18 several thousand than those killed by drunk driving With regard to skin cancers caused by UV it is one of the least common types of skin cancers melanoma which accounts for 70% of the deaths page 117 However adults slathering on sun block are not protecting themselves from melanoma because you are vulnerable to melanoma only if you are immoderatelyxposed to UVB when age 10 or less page 120 So slather your kids with skin block to protect them from melanoma however sum block can protect you from the generally less lethal cancers cause by UVAThe vast majority of the What Next After School ? exposure to human created radiation is due to medical procedures or nuclear medicine Onexposure to radiation that had never occurred to me was tobacco smoking apparently fertilizers often contain radioactive radium 226 and its radioactive decay product polonium 210 page 108 Smoking volatilizes the polonium and deposits it in the lungs so in addition to the chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke there is a radiological aspect to smoking induced lung cancer With regard to medical procedures the using of medical imaging in procedures such as angiogram angioplasty and cardiac CT scans result in the patient receiving radiation doses several times the average American annual radiation dose page 152 Dental X rays chest X rays and mammograms result in radiation doses well below the annual average dose The authors suggest that when doctors suggest a procedure such as a computed tomography CT scan that involves a high radiation dose the patient should be careful to ascertain that the benefits of the imagery are likely to outweigh the risks Unnecessary medical procedures are the most likely cause of Emerging Markets excessive radiationxposure The authors are not terribly concerned with the health risks of nuclear power chapter 8 which they deem minimal though they wouldn t put it that way Chernobyl is not a good A Home of Another Kind example because it lacked a containment dome People living near nuclear power plants receive presumably when all is going well anxtra dose of radiation of about 00001 mSv annually much less than the background dose while those living near coal fired The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy electrical plants receive a higher radioactive dose due to the concentration of uranium and thorium in fly ash page189 There are also many other day by day negativeffects of coal and using other fossil fuels to generate African Successes, Volume I electricity that are greater than the day by day negativeffects of nuclear power Their main concern is that the United States needs to find a place to store the waste permanently rather than continuing to let the waste pile up in storage ponds outside of nuclear power plants The total volume of nuclear waste is relatively small so finding Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, enough room to store the stuff isn t the problem The authors also point out that while the dangerous isotopes in the waste take a very long time to decay plenty of dangerous chemicals never decay It seems to me that the basic uestion is whether or not people find the higher steady drip drip drip of deaths from conventionallectrical plants and their contribution to global warming acceptable than the possibility of disastrous accident at a nuclear plant Certainly a disastrous accident at a nuclear plant would be worse than a disastrous accident at a conventional power plant The book includes nd notes a selected bibliography and an index. Latively low risk fuel alternative of nuclear nergy This is the book for all readers who have asked themselves uestions such as What kinds of radiation and what degree of xposure cause cancer What aftereffects have nuclear accidents and bombs had Does radiation increase the likelihood of birth defects And how does radiation work Hugely illuminating Radiation is the definitive road map to our post Chernobyl post Fukushima worl.