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Radiation P. ch 3

Radiation Protection -- Ch 3

What date were x-rays discovered and by whom? November 8, 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
Somatic Damage biologic damage to the body of the exposed individual caused by exposure to ionizing radiation
Occupational Exposure radiation exposure recieved by radiation workers in the course of exercising their professional responsibilities
Radiodermatitis reddening of the skin due to radiation exposure
Skin Erythema Dose Unit for measuring radiation exposure from 1900 to 1930. It is defined as the received quantity of radiation that causes diffuse redness over an area of skin after irradiation (not very percise)
Short-term Somatic Effects AKA- Early or Acute; biologic damage which appears in minutes, hours, days, or weeks of the time of radiation exposure. Symptoms: Nausea, Fatigue, Diffuse redness of the skin, Loss of hair, intestinal disorders, fever, blood disorders, shedding of skin
Clarence Dally First person to die from radiation enduced cancer (of the colon)
Rontgen (R) 1928 : Offical unit of exposure (2.58 x 10^-4)
Tolerance Dose
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