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Journal, Vol. 79, No. 5, November 2000
On the cover: NASA ER-2 airplane taking off to perform high-altitude measurements of the radiation from cosmic rays penetrating and interacting with the atmosphere. Results of the measurements will help improve dosimetry for airplane crews and passengers exposed to this complex mixed radiation. See article by Paul Goldhagen on page 526 for more information. Photograph courtesy of Paul Goldhagen, U.S. Department of Energy.

Contents of Volume 79, No. 5, November 2000

34th Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements: Cosmic Radiation Exposure of Airline Crews, Passengers and Astronauts

NEWS ON THE NET

Solar Activity — Bruce Busby

EDITOR'S NOTE

The NCRP Proceedings — Kenneth L. Miller

WELCOME

Opening Remarks — Charles C. Meinhold

SETTING THE FRAMEWORK

Program Overview — Lawrence W. Townsend

Overview of Radiation Environments and Human Exposures — John W. Wilson

Biological Effects of Cosmic Radiation: Deterministic and Stochastic — Eleanor A. Blakely

RADIATION EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT: SPACE AND HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHT

Radiation Measurements in Low Earth Orbit: U.S. and Russian Results — Gautam D. Badhwar

Radiation Exposure for Human Mars Exploration — Lisa C. Simonsen, John W. Wilson, Myung H. Kim, and Francis A. Cucinotta

Overview of Aircraft Radiation Exposure and Recent ER-2 Measurements — Paul Goldhagen

British Airways Measurement of Cosmic Radiation Exposure on Concorde Supersonic Transport — Michael Bagshaw

RADIATION EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT: COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Potential Doses to Passengers and Crew of Supersonic Transports — P. Alexander Chee, Leslie A. Braby, and Thomas J. Conroy

The NIOSH/FAA Working Women's Health Study: Evaluation of the Cosmic Radiation Exposures of Flight Attendants — Martha Waters, Thomas F. Bloom, and Barbara Grajewski

Factors Affecting Cosmic-Ray Doses at Aircraft Altitudes — Gerry M. Kendall

European Measurements of Aircraft Crew Exposure to Cosmic Radiation — Hans-Georg Menzel, Denis O'Sullivan, Peter Beck, and David Bartlett

Assessment of the Cosmic Radiation Exposure on Canadian-Based Routes — P. Tume, B. J. Lewis, L. G. I. Bennett, M. Pierre, T. Cousins, B. E. Hoffarth, T. A. Jones, and J. R. Brisson

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Epidemiologic Studies of Pilots and Aircrew — John D. Boice, Jr., Maria Blettner, Anssi Auvinen

CURRENT REGULATORY PROGRAMS

Dose Limits for Astronauts — Warren K. Sinclair

Radiation Exposure During Air Travel: Guidance Provided by the Federal Aviation Administration for Air Carrier Crews — Wallace Friedberg, Kyle Copeland, Francis E. Duke, Keran O'Brien, III, and Edgar B. Darden, Jr.

Regulatory Control of Air Crew Exposure to Cosmic Radiation: The European Approach — Ian R. McAulay

Perspectives of those Impacted: Flight Attendants Perspective — Emily Carter

Perspectives of those Impacted: Airline Pilot's Perspective — Gary C. Butler, J. Nicholas, D. T. Lackland, and W. Friedberg

Perspectives of those Impacted: An Airline's Perspective — Michael Bagshaw

Do the Risks Justify Action? — Roger H. Clarke

CORRESPONDENCE

Comment on Article by Clouvas et al. — Peter Jacob

Comment on Dose Rate Conversion Factors for Photon Emitters in the Soil — R. L. Grasty and J. Hovgaard

Response to P. Jacob, and R. L. Grasty and J. Hovgaard — A. Clouvas, S. Xanthos, M. Antonopoulos-Domis, and J. Silva

Body Potassium Decline-Is the Male Population Doomed? — Walter S. Watson

Walter S. Watson — Tetsuo Ishikawa

BOOK REVIEWS

Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer — Reviewed by Jonathan Samet

Indirect Methods for Assessing Intakes of Radionuclides Causing Occupational Exposure — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino

OTHER CONTENT

In Memoriam-Claire C. Palmiter, 1923-1999 — Citation by Ardath H. Emmons and Donna Palmiter

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