Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Ionizing Radiation: Part 1: X- and Gamma (y)-Radiation, and Neutrons (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans) (Pt. 1) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 45.74  
Retail Value $ 54.45  
You Save $ 8.71  (16%)  
Item Number 180270  
Buy New $45.74
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Ionizing Radiation: Part 1: X- and Gamma (y)-Radiation, and Neutrons (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans) (Pt. 1) by The International Agency for Research on Cancer...

Evaluates the carcinogenic risks to humans posed by exposure to X- and g-radiation and to neutrons from external sources. The book opens with a general introduction to nomenclature, dosimetric methods and models in the occupational and environmental settings, the behaviour of radiation in biological tissues, and sources of human exposure. Natural background radiation is identified as by far the largest source of exposure for the world's population. The medical use of X-rays and radiopharmaceuticals constitutes the next most significant source, followed by exposure from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons. The collective doses from other sources of radiation are considered much less important. The first and most monograph, on X- and g-radiation, reviews the large body of evidence arising from the extensive investigation of carcinogenic effects in humans, mainly in survivors of the atomic bombings in Japan and patients exposed to radiation for medical reasons. In both groups, an excess number of cases of leukaemia and other cancers have been observed. Irradiation during childhood increases the risk of thyroid cancer, while an increase in breast cancer risk has been observed after irradiation of pre-menopausal women. X-rays and g-rays have also been tested for carcinogenicity at various doses and under various conditions in a range of animal species. In adult animals, the incidences of leukaemia and of mammary, lung, and thyroid tumours were increased in a dose-dependent manner with both types of radiation. Prenatal exposure also gave rise to increased incidences of various types of tumours. On the basis of this evidence, the monograph concludes that X-radiation and g-radiation are carcinogenic to humans. The carcinogenic risk to humans posed by exposure to neutrons is evaluated in the second monograph, which concentrates on risks associated with the exposure of patients to neutron radiotherapy beams and exposures of aircraft passengers and crew. In high-altitude cities, neutrons can constitute as much as 25% of background radiation. Neutrons from various sources with wide ranges of mean energy have been tested for carcinogenicity in different animal species, and at various doses and dose rates. In adult animals, the incidences of leukaemia and ovarian, mammary, lung, and liver cancer were increased in a dose-related manner. Prenatal and parental exposure resulted in increased incidences of liver tumours in the offspring. In virtually all studies, neutrons were more effective in inducing tumours than were X-rays and g-rays when compared on the basis of absorbed dose. Although no adequate human carcinogenicity data were available for assessment, the monograph used other relevant data, including evidence of DNA damage, to reach the conclusion that neutrons are carcinogenic to humans.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: World Health Organization
Pages   491
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.92 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   World Health Organisation
ISBN  9283212754  
ISBN13  9789283212751  

Availability  132 units.
Availability accurate as of May 22, 2017 01:20.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About The International Agency for Research on Cancer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Medicine > Administration & Policy > Health Risk Assessment
2Books > Subjects > Medicine > General
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Oncology > General
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Oncology
5Books > Subjects > Medicine > Research > General
6Books > Subjects > Medicine > Research
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Oncology

Reviews - What do customers think about Ionizing Radiation: Part 1: X- and Gamma (y)-Radiation, and Neutrons (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans) (Pt. 1)?

Be the first to write a review about Ionizing Radiation: Part 1: X- and Gamma (y)-Radiation, and Neutrons (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans) (Pt. 1)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Ionizing Radiation: Part 1: X- and Gamma (y)-Radiation, and Neutrons (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans) (Pt. 1)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy