Goldman, Marvin Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis, California.
Last reviewed:June 2020
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A branch of the environmental and occupational safety health sciences and professions concerned with the protection of people and the environment from possibly harmful effects of radiation, while providing for the utilization of radiation for the benefit of society. Health physicists are interdisciplinary radiation protection and safety specialists whose expertise draws from environmental science, mathematics, medicine, radiological health, radiation biology, chemistry, and physics. The subject requires understanding of the generation, measurement, and characteristics of radiation; environmental transport of radionuclides; dosimetry; effects of radiation in biological systems; and the regulations and recommendations governing the use of radiation. The field has expanded to include nonionizing as well as ionizing sources of radiation.
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 10,000 highly qualified scientists and 46 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information