Radiation protection in space

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The challenge for planning radiation protection in space is to estimate the risk of events of low probability after low levels of irradiation. This work has revealed many gaps in the present state of knowledge that require further study. Despite investigations of several irradiated populations, the atomic-bomb survivors remain the primary basis for estimating the risk of ionizing radiation. Compared to previous estimates, two new independent evaluations of available information indicate a significantly greater risk of stochastic effects of radiation (cancer and genetic effects) by about a factor of three for radiation workers. This paper presents a brief historical perspective ... continued below

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Blakely, E. A. & Fry, R. J. M. February 1, 1995.

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The challenge for planning radiation protection in space is to estimate the risk of events of low probability after low levels of irradiation. This work has revealed many gaps in the present state of knowledge that require further study. Despite investigations of several irradiated populations, the atomic-bomb survivors remain the primary basis for estimating the risk of ionizing radiation. Compared to previous estimates, two new independent evaluations of available information indicate a significantly greater risk of stochastic effects of radiation (cancer and genetic effects) by about a factor of three for radiation workers. This paper presents a brief historical perspective of the international effort to assure radiation protection in space.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95007368

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  • Heavy ions research: space, radiation, protection and therapy, Sophia-Antipolis (France), 21-24 Mar 1994

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  • Other: DE95007368
  • Report No.: CONF-9403155--2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400;AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 25033
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673346

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Blakely, E. A. & Fry, R. J. M. Radiation protection in space, article, February 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673346/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.