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An overview of the ionizing radiation hazard in Canada

J. Basuk

An overview of the ionizing radiation hazard in Canada

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Published by Science Council of Canada, [Available from] the Publications Office in Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English

  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • Ionizing radiation -- Health aspects -- Canada.,
    • Ionizing radiation -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for the Policies and Poisons Committee by J. Basuk and A. Nichols.
      ContributionsNichols, A., Science Council of Canada. Committee on the Study of Policies and Poisons.
      LC ClassificationsRA569.3 .B37 1979
      The Physical Object
      Pagination225 p. :
      Number of Pages225
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2795367M
      LC Control Number83224312

      Hazard symbols or warning symbols are recognisable symbols designed to warn about hazardous or dangerous materials, locations, or objects, including electric currents, poisons, and use of hazard symbols is often regulated by law and directed by standards symbols may appear with different colors, backgrounds, borders and . Cosmic Radiation. Cosmic radiation is an ionizing radiation produced when primary photons and α particles from outside the solar system interact with components of the earth's atmosphere. A second source of cosmic radiation is the release of charged particles from the sun, which become significant during periods of solar flare (“sun storm”). Ionizing radiation is used to generate electric power, treat cancer, take x-rays, and disinfect medical instruments. Background radiation is what we receive naturally from the earth and cosmic sources. It is the greatest source of human exposure. On average, half of human exposure to radiation is from natural, background radiation. Medical.

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This summary is now archived on the Health Canada website. Footnote 2. Return to footnote 2 Referrer. A kilogray (kGy) is a measure of the dose of absorbed radiation from an ionizing radiation source; equal to the absorption of joules of ionizing radiation by one kilogram of matter.

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The book also highlights some aspects of food irradiation that have potential significance in commercial usage, including consumer attitudes, costs, facilities, and safety. Organized into 15 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of ionizing radiation and its biological effects, the basics of radiation chemistry, and radiation chemistry.The global non-ionizing radiation/EMF detection, measurement, and safety market is categorized based on detector into high-frequency detectors, low-frequency detectors, and others.Non-ionizing radiation (NIR) permeates the world around us and exists in many forms on the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to near-ultraviolet radiation.

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