Health Physics Society Journal

Health Physics Journal, Vol. 82, No. 5, May 2002
A gummed-film sampler on the rooftop of the USAEC Health and Safety Laboratory (now the USDOE Environmental Measurements Laboratory) in New York City. During the 1950's, the Laboratory operated a network ranging between 100 and 250 of these samplers in the U.S. and other countries to monitor fallout from nuclear weapon tests. See article by Kevin M. Miller and Richard J. Larsen on page 609 for more information.

Contents of May 2002, Volume 82, Number 5


Lester Machta, 1919-2001 — Citation by Harold L. Beck and André Bouville


The Lauriston S. Taylor Lectures in Radiation Protection and Measurements — Charles B. Meinhold

Introduction to the 25th Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture — Marvin C. Ziskin

Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture: Assuring the Safety of Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound — Wesley L. Nyborg


Welcome — Charles B. Meinhold

Preface — Harold L. Beck


Historical Overview of Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing and Estimates of Fallout in the Continental United States — Harold L. Beck and Burton G. Bennett

Impact on Science

The Development of Field-Based Measurement Methods for Radioactive Fallout Assessment — Kevin M. Miller and Richard J. Larsen

Laboratory Analyses: Environmental and Biological Measurements — Naomi H. Harley

Meteorological Benefits from Atmospheric Nuclear Tests — Lester Machta

Worldwide Dispersion and Deposition of Radionuclides Produced in Atmospheric Tests — Burton G. Bennett

A Millennium Perspective on the Contribution of Global Fallout Radionuclides to Ocean Science — Hugh D. Livingston and Pavel P. Povinec

Movement of Radionuclides in Terrestrial Ecosystems by Physical Processes — Lynn R. Anspaugh, Steven L. Simon, Konstantin I. Gordeev, Ilya A. Likhtarev, Reed M. Maxwell, and Sergei M. Shinkarev

Food Chains and Biogeochemical Pathways: Contributions of Fallout and Other Radiotracers — F. Ward Whicker and John E. Pinder

Impact on Society

Estimates of Doses from Global Fallout — André Bouville, Steven L. Simon, Charles W. Miller, Harold L. Beck, Lynn R. Anspaugh, Burton G. Bennett

Radiation Doses to Local Populations near Nuclear Weapons Test Sites Worldwide — Steven L. Simon and André Bouville

Health Effects from Fallout — Ethel S. Gilbert, Charles E. Land, and Steven L. Simon

A Perspective on Public Concerns about Exposure to Fallout from the Production and Testing of Nuclear Weapons — F. Owen Hoffman, A. Iulian Apostoaei, and Brian A. Thomas


Medical Device Safety: The Regulation of Medical Devices for Public Health and Safety — Reviewed by James G. Yusko

Practical Applications of Radioactivity and Nuclear Radiations — Reviewed by D. M. Hamby

Risk-Benefit Analysis — Reviewed by Kenneth L. Mossman

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World — Reviewed by Mark L. Miller

Dosimetry of High-Energy Photon Beams Based on Standards of Absorbed Dose to Water — Reviewed by Joseph C. McDonald

Liver Cancer Risk from Internally Deposited Radionuclides; Fluence-Based and Microdosimetric Event-Based Methods for Radiation Protection in Space; Management of Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Material — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino


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