DOE-HDBK-1122-99 Module 1.08, Fundamental Academic Training Instructor's Guide Phase I; Module 1.08, Biological Effects of Radiation

Functional areas: Radiological Training, Technician Training, Study Guide, Biological Effects, Radiation
Within a year after Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, it was learned that exposure to ionizing radiation could lead to biological damage. Since that time, a tremendous amount of research has been done attempting to interpret the reactions which take place from the moment that radiation enters a living cell until some permanent damage is produced. From beginning to end, these initial reactions are probably completed in a millionth of a second, making them very difficult to study. For this reason, it is still not known which of the many chemical or biochemical reactions brought about by ionizing radiation are responsible for initiating biological damage.

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Project Number TRNG-0003

    ID: DOE-HDBK-1122-99 Module 1.08
    Type: Handbook
    Senior Line Manager: Technical Standards Program
    Senior Line Manager Org: Not Provided
    OPI: EH - Office of Environment, Safety and Health
    Preparing Activity: Technical Standards Program
    Status: Archive
    Approved Date: Jul 21, 1999
    Last Update: Mar 11, 2009
    DNFSB Interest: No
    Invoked Standard: No
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