Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management
  • Author : Deborah Oughton
  • Release Date : 07 September 2013
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 13 : 9780080914299

Download or read book entitled Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management written by Deborah Oughton and published by Newnes online. This book was released on 07 September 2013 with total pages 408. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management provides a comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management. Covers all the major social and ethical issues in relation to radiation protection Information is easily accessible and non-technical Authors include leading radiation protection officials as well as specialists who are more independent of the radiation protection system, thus presenting both authoritative and more critical views Includes theoretical perspectives as well as practical experience