Health Physics Society Journal

Health Physics Journal,
Vol. 77, No. 2, August 1999
On the cover: Current view of the Metlinsky mill: the site where free-flowing Techa River started (1949-1951). The Techa River was contaminated in 1949-1956 by the Mayak complex in Southern Urals, Russia. See article by M. I. Vorobiova and M. O. Degteva on page 142 for more information.

Contents of Vol. 77, No. 2, August 1999


When NOT to Use Computers — Melissa Woo


Probabalistic Approach to Derive Operational Intervention Levels for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness — Bent Lauritzen and Ulf Bäverstam

Simple Model for the Reconstruction of Radionuclide Concentrations and Radiation Exposures Along the Techa River — Marina I. Vorobiova and Marina O. Degteva

Effective Dose to the Public from 226Ra in Drinking Water Supplies of Iran — M. Sohrabi, M. M. Beitollahi, S. Hafezi, M. Asefi, and M. Bolourchi

Measurements of Radon Concentration and the Role of Earth Tides in a Gypsum Mine in Walferdange, Luxembourg — M. Lenzen and H. J. Neugebauer

Diffusive Transport of Radon in a Column of Moisturized Sand — W. H. van der Spoel, E. R. van der Graaf, and R. J. de Meijer

Is There a Difference in Radionuclide-Induced Bone Tumor Sensitivity Between Male and Female Beagles? — Ray D. Lloyd, Scott C. Miller, Glenn N. Taylor, and Beth M. Bowman

Radon Entry into Houses: The Importance of Scale-Dependant Permeability — K. Garbesi, A. L. Robinson, R. G. Sextro, and W. W. Nazaroff

Examination Frequencies and Patient Doses from Computed Tomography Examinations in the Area of Athens, Greece — A. Perris, C. Hourdakis, A. Manetou, I. Iordanou, and M. Lyra

Linear Attenuation Coefficients of Tissue-Equivalent Materials of Differing Compositions for Low Energy Photons — R. C. Sharma and T. K. Haridasan


Determination of Neutron Spectra in a MOX Plant for the Qualification of the BD-PND Bubble Detector — R. Olaerts, P. Kockerols, A. Renard, W. Rosenstock, T. Köble, and F. Vanhavere

Lung Counting: A Function to Fit Counting Efficiency of a Lung Counting Germanium Detector Array to Muscle-Equivalent-Chest-Wall-Thickness and Photon Energy Using a Realistic Torso Phantom — Gary H. Kramer


Radiation Protection in Medicine: Contemporary Issues, Proceedings of the 1999 NCRP Annual Meeting, held April 7-9, 1999 — Reviewed by Michael T. Ryan

1999 Midyear Proceedings: Creation and Future Legacy of Stockpile Stewardship/Isotope Production, Applications, and Consumption, Proceedings of the 32nd Midyear Topical Meeting, 24-27 January 1999, Albuquerque, NM — Reviewed by Peter D. Fledderman

NCS Report 12 Determination and Use of Scatter Correction Factors Megavoltage Photon Beams — Reviewed by Nikos Papanikolaou

Industrial Safety Management—A Practical Approach — Reviewed by Michael T. Ryan

Federal Wildlife Laws Handbook with Related Laws — Reviewed by Michael T. Ryan

Low Level Radioactive Waste Repositories: An Analysis of Costs — Reviewed by Michael T. Ryan

Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972 — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino


ICNIRP Statement on Laser Pointers International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection


News and Notices

Instructions for Submission of New Product Announcements

Author Guidelines

Health Physics Society Prospectus

Health Physics Society Affiliate Members

Advertisers Guide

Advertisers Index

Up and Coming