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Exposure of man to radiation in nuclear warfare

North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Civil Defense Committee. Scientific Working Party. Conference, Paris, 1961

Exposure of man to radiation in nuclear warfare

a series of lectures held at the Conference of the NATO Civil Defense Committee, Scientific Working Party, June 20 and 21, 1961, at the permanent headquarters of NATO, Paris. Edited by John H. Rust and D.J. Méwissen.

by North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Civil Defense Committee. Scientific Working Party. Conference, Paris, 1961

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Published by Elsevier Pub. Co. in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radiation -- Physiological effect -- Congresses,
  • Radiogenetics -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesElsevier monographs
    ContributionsMéwissen, D. J,, Rust, John Howard, 1909-,
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH652 A2 N65 1961
    The Physical Object
    Pagination155p.
    Number of Pages155
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16823151M

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Exposure of Man to Radiation in Nuclear Warfare. and partly because dissemination of such knowledge may in itself provide a deterrent force against the possibility of a nuclear war. This book embodies the proceedings of a series of lectures by experts from five Exposure of Man to Radiation in Nuclear Warfare.

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[John H. This book examines the wide range of methods of exploiting the acute and long-term effects of radiation in nuclear weapons. It documents the various kinds of radiation which result from nuclear explosions and the factors affecting the biological response to radiation. The biological effects of radiation on man are described in some detail, and the difficulties of making a quantitative estimate of casualties in a.

The radiation might be from a nuclear power plant disaster, or a dirty bomb, or fallout from a nuclear explosion. The different levels of radiation are categorized by the associated negative health effects, risk of cancer, and risk of death.

This booklet also proposes a new method of classifying radiation exposure level (REL), based on the /5(2). Dr Rotblat is an expert in nuclear radiation, and this book is worth reading for his views on the subject. However, he is not an expert on military affairs, and fails to address the many military problems with nuclear radiation that are worth exploring, and support his views against nuclear and radiological warfare; while entertaining ludicrous forms of radiation protection in an effort to attack neutron Cited by: Before the LD 50 can be applied to an estimate of radiation casualties in a nuclear war, two more points must be considered.

One is that the exposure to radiation in Hiroshima was practically instantaneous, while that from fallout is spread out over hours or by: 8. Radiological warfare is any form of warfare involving deliberate radiation poisoning or contamination of an area with radiological sources.

Radiological weapons are normally considered weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), although radiological weapons can be specific in who they target.

radiation level will have decreased to one-hundredth of the original rate, or be about 10 R per hour. The box below illustrates how, after about a two-week period, the level of radiation would be at one-thousandth of the level at one hour after detonation, or 1 R per hour. Radiation exposure is measured in Roentgens (R).

Page 5File Size: KB. This booklet examines different levels of radiation exposure and their effects. The radiation might be from a nuclear power plant disaster, or a dirty bomb, or fallout from a nuclear explosion. The different levels of radiation are categorized by the associated negative health /5(2).

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Although levels may not be high enough to cause radiation sickness immediately, long-term exposure to low or moderate levels of nuclear fallout is dangerous.

Or Perhaps a Few Weeks If you are downwind from the event, your area may be exposed to a higher dose of radiation.

Exposure to Radiation during Military Service Veterans who served in any of the following situations or circumstances may have been exposed to radiation. If you are concerned about the health effects of radiation exposure during military service, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.

Gamma Radiation is the big killer in a nuclear fallout context. Unhindered by a barrier, Gama particles have a range of a 1/2 mile.

The way to defeat or mitigate the effects of Gamma radiation is to not be anywhere near it, or to use different types of material to shield against it. Medical interest in nuclear warfare initially was focused on the immediate effects in human populations of blast, heat, and radiation and the futility of civil defense measures.

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The global average exposure of humans to ionizing radiation is about 3 mSv ( rem) per year, 80% of which comes from nature. The remaining 20% results from exposure to man-made radiation sources, primarily from medical imaging.

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There are times when the brain can be damaged but this happens only at an exposure that is higher than re this high may cause damage to the nerves and /5(38). 1: The Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: Myths and Facts An all-out nuclear war between Russia and the United States would be the worst catastrophe in history, For example, air bursting a kiloton weapon at the optimum height to destroy This pg Book Free On-Line Here.

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Acute radiation syndrome (ARS), also known as radiation sickness or radiation poisoning, is a collection of health effects due to exposure to high amounts of ionizing radiation over a short period of time.

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Triage and Treatment of Radiation and Combined-Injury Mass Casualties that has no known medical effects but that damages electronic equipment, including communications and computers. The electromagnetic pulse effect for a surface detonation is not well understood and could extend for at least several miles from the detonation TABLE File Size: KB.

While the nuclear fallout shelters described above are the ideal long term protection methods against dangerous radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, it is also necessary to have mobile protection equipment for medical and security personnel to safely assist in containment, evacuation, and many other necessary public safety objectives which ensue as a result of nuclear detonation.

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and prod. Radiation Protection Standards In the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) issued its recommendations for limiting human exposure to external sources of radiation.

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Book Page: The first. Current Paradigms for Radiation Protection in the U.S. Army The U.S. Army has three separate programs to control the radiation exposures of soldiers. One is applied to those individuals whose duties parallel those of civilian radiation workers. The Japan earthquake and “accidents” at the Fukushima’s 6 nuclear power plant units starting Ma Were deliberate acts of tectonic nuclear warfare, carried out against the populations ecology of Japan, and the nations of the Northern Hemisphere, including the.

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Trower described the genetic damage being done to all living organisms through pulsed microwaves. The relevant Wikipedia page gives as a source for this rule a book by Cresson Kearny on surviving nuclear seven-ten rule (not so named in the text) is described in the first chapter.

Fortunately for all living things, the danger from fallout radiation lessens with time. This is the tendency in fiction for exposure to nuclear radiation or other hazards (including Green Rocks) to result in a character gaining super-powers when an unpleasant death by radiation poisoning or a slow, agonizing demise by cancer would be a more likely outcome.

Don't try to tell that to anybody on the inside of the fourth wall, though.During the Persian Gulf War, the Army recognized the potential for exposure of soldiers to levels of radiation that exceeded occupational levels but were below levels set in STANAGCommanders' Guide on Nuclear Radiation of Groups (NATO, ).

During Desert Shield and Storm, the Foreign Science and Technology Center warned of the.Publications on Radiation Exposure. VA has developed the following materials for Veterans and health care providers about radiation and health problems from exposure.

The materials are not copyrighted and may be reproduced. Newsletters – Ionizing Radiation Review.