HIGH LEVELS OF NATURAL RADIATION 1996Author: L. Wei , Ministry of Health, Beijing, China T. Sugahara , Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Z. Tao , Ministry of Health, Beijing, China
Publish date: May 1997
This volume covers, in addition to the topics presented at previous meetings, i.e. world natural radiation, world high level natural radiation areas, environmental transfer pathways, technologically enhanced natural radiation environment, radon in the environment, cytogenetic studies, epidemiological studies and radiation measurement methods; some new topics. These include radioactive contamination by nuclear tests, Chernobyl accident and some related biological studies; methodology and quality control for low dose measurements, methodology of epidemiology in low dose radiation exposure; stimulatory effects of low dose radiation, adaptive response and genetic effects of low dose irradiation and radiation paradigm regarding risk from exposure to low dose radiation.