EH 279. Radiation Environment: Its Identification, Evaluation, and Control

Starting with the fundamentals of radiation protection, this course then treats in-depth selected topics in occupational and environmental radiation protection (e.g. risk assessment of exposures to diagnostic and therapeutic x rays; use of lung and metabolic models in evaluation of the hazard from inhalation and ingestion of radioactive chemicals; hazard from indoor radon; radiological assessments regarding nuclear power, war, and radiological terrorism; hazards from microwaves, cellular phones and other sources of nonionizing radiation; case studies of radiation accidents; management of university and hospital radiation programs). The course has been developed with the needs of students enrolled in environmental science and engineering, occupational health and the MPH program in mind.


Edward Maher







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