High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas: Radiation Dose and Health Effects: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Levels of ... Effects, Munich, 4-7 September 2000, ICS 1225

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9780444508638: High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas: Radiation Dose and Health Effects: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Levels of ... Effects, Munich, 4-7 September 2000, ICS 1225

The conference and its proceedings will lead to scientific information exchange and interaction and will greatly increase our knowledge on the subject of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas. These proceedings cover an overview of all areas in the world with increased levels of natural radioactivity, easurement and determination of exposure, the biological impact of exposure, and an overview of the latest scientific findings in the fields of Radiation Protection, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology and Public Health.

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Preface.

General exposure assessment.

The areas of high natural radioactivity and TENORM wastes (A.S. Paschoa, J.M. Godoy). Population distribution of doses from natural radiation in Finland (H. Arvela). New public dose assessment of elevated natural radiation areas of Ramsar (Iran) for epidemiological studies (M. Sohrabi, A.R. Esmaili). Uncertainties in the definition of critical groups to chronic exposure scenarios (E.R.R. Rochedo, E.C.S. Amaral, S.S. Hacon). Radiological parameters of a house with the high levels of natural radiation, Ramsar-Iran (M. Ghiassi-Nejad et al.). Natural radiation environment in China (Z. Wang).

Radon, thoron and decay products: public exposures.

Determination of radon prone areas by probabilistic analysis of indoor survey results and geological prognostic maps in the Czech Republic (J. Thomas et al.). The regional distribution of indoor radon concentration in Germany (R. Lehmann et al.). Radon mapping strategy in Finland (A. Weltner, I. Makelainen, H. Arvela). Radon exposure in Ireland (S.G. Fennell et al.).

Radon, thoron and decay products: occupational exposures, dose reconstruction.

Radon exposure levels of the staff in the drinking water supply facilities in Bavaria, Germany (M. Trautmannsheimer, W. Schindlmeier, K. Hubel). Correlation between Rn exposure and 210Po activity in Yugoslavian rural communities (J. Paridaens et al.). In vivo measurements on the human skull for retrospective assessment of individual intakes of natural radionuclides (T. Haninger et al.).

Enhanced natural radiation.

Investigations and radiological assessments of mining residues in Germany (E. Ettenhuber). A code of practice to control TENORM impact of the non-uranium mining industry (H.M. Fernanndes et al.). Exposure of air crew to cosmic radiation: calculation and experimental approach (F. Spúrny). Elemental phosphorus slag exposure study in Southeastern Idaho, USA (J.L. Alvarez et al.).

Dosimetry, instruments and methods.

Retrospective dosimetry for external exposures (P. Jacob et al.). Influence of physical parameters on doses from radon exposures (J. Pörstendorfer). Metrology of the activity concentration of redon and its progenies at the German radon reference chamber (A. Paul et al.). Comparison of modeling concepts for radon progeny lung dosimetry (R. Winkler-Heil, W. Hofmann). Cellular and molecular changes induced by low-versus high-dose radiation (S.-Z. Liu).

Radiobiological aspects.

Combined effects of radiation with other agents: is there a synergism trap? (S. Hornhardt et al.). Chromosome translocation in residents of high background radiation area in China (I. Hayata et al.). Cytogentic studies in the high level natural radiation areas of Kerala (M.V. Thampi et al.). Influence of dose-rate on lung cancer induction in rats exposed to radon and its progeny (G. Monchaux, J.-P. Morlier). Genomic instability in uranium miners after high raditaion exposures (C. Streffer et al.).

Epidemiology.

Uncertainties in assessing health risks from natural radiation, including radon (C.R. Muirhead). Czech residential radon study (L. Tomásek et al.). Domestic radon and lung cancer - current status including new evidence from Germany (H.-E. Wichmann et al.). The true size of the lung cancer risk from indoor radon: hidden behind a smoke screen? (J. Conrady et al.). Residential radon and the LNT hypothesis (K. Becker). Risk assessment based on an epidemiological study in a high background radiation area: a China-Japan cooperative research (L.-X. Wei, T. Sugahara). Noncancer mortality (1987-1995) in high background radiation area of Yangjiang, China (Q. Sun et al.). Child cancer risk in high-background radiation areas (S. Akiba et al.).

Concepts of protection: regulatory Control.

Protection against enhanced levels of natural radiation: concepts and regulatory approaches (W. Kraus). Approaches to radon control and high radon areas in the UK (G.M. Kendall). European sites contaminated by residues from the ore extracting and processing industries (H. Vandenhove).

Index of authors.

Keyword index.

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