Title: Recommendations on radiation protection

Authors: Inna B. Korzeneva, Y.C. Luan

Addresses: Russian Federal Nuclear Center-All-Russia Scientific Research, Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), 37, Mira av., Sarov 607190, Nizhnii Novgorod Region, Russia. ' Nuclear Science & Technology Association, 8F, No. 182, Sec. 2, Binsin Rd., Sindian City, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: The health effects of acute and chronic exposure to radiation are discussed, with reference to the incidents in Chernobyl, Ukraine and in Taiwan. Conclusions are drawn related to the overall comprehension of these health effects and the basis for radiation protection.

Keywords: International Radiation Protection Committee; IRPC; radioprotection regulations; beneficial effects; hormesis; cobalt; Taiwan; Chernobyl; Ukraine; natural background; radiation exposure; radiation sickness; carcinogenic risk; acute exposure; chronic exposure; health effects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNUCL.2008.024753

International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.91 - 108

Published online: 30 Apr 2009 *

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