Nuclear Issues in the 21st Century: Invisible Radiation Effects on Life


Eiichiro Ochiai
Retired Professor of Chemistry, Juniata College, PA, USA
Vancouver, Canada

Series: Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research
BISAC: SCI051000

Ionizing Radiation due to radioactive material produced by the nuclear industry in both military and peaceful uses is causing subtle, invisible, yet very serious effects on life including our own. The effects have been observed in many situations including the nuclear weapon tests, nuclear power plant accidents and others all around the world. This treatment outlines these facts, and discusses the scientific bases for the radiation effects.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1. The Basis of the Radiation Problems: Chemical vs Nuclear Reactions

Part II. The Health Effects of Radiation Observed So Far

Chapter 2. Effects on Workers in the Uranium Mines and People Living Nearby

Chapter 3. Radium City/Girls, Thorotrast and Others

Chapter 4. Radiation Effects in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Chapter 5. Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing

Chapter 6. Fallout from Nuclear Weapon Tests

Chapter 7. Accidents at Nuclear Facilities

Chapter 8. Chernobyl Accident

Chapter 9. Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident (F-1 NPP)

Chapter 10. Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) under Normal Operating Conditions

Chapter 11. Other Incidents of Radiation Effects

Chapter 12. Effects of Natural Radiation

Part III: Radiation Effects: General Consideration

Chapter 13. Radiation: What is it?

Chapter 14. Radiation Energy vs Chemical Energy

Chapter 15. Effects of Radiation on Biomolecules in Living Organisms

Chapter 16. Effects of Low Level Radiation on Cancers: LNT Hypothesis

Part IV. Radiation Effects: Mechanisms

Chapter 17. Forms of Radioactive Nuclides Released

Chapter 18. External vs Internal Exposure

Chapter 19. Behaviors of Radioactive Substances in Human Body

Chapter 20. Targets of Radiation

Chapter 21. Physiological Manifestations of Radiation Effects

Part V. The Attitude toward Radiation of Various Sectors of Society

Chapter 22. Development of Radiation Science

Chapter 23. Nuclear Industry and the Society

Part VI: No Nuke on This Planet




This books intention is awaken people, professional or otherwise, to the danger of radiation. So the intended audiences are both professional, college students and general public.


Nuclear Power Plant, Ionizing Radiation, Health Effects, Thyroid Cancer, Downwinders

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