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Introduction to Health Physics

“Health physics” may be defined as the protection of human beings and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation while permitting its beneficial applications. Health physicists can also be called “specialists in radiation protection.” The origin of the term “health physics” is not entirely clear.

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Health Physicist Radiation Protection Health Division Invisible Particle Strong Understanding 
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Endnotes

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    R. Stone, Health protection activities of the plutonium project, Proc. Am. Phil. Soc. 90 (1),(1946).Google Scholar
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    B. Hacker, The Dragon’s Tail (University of California, 1987).Google Scholar
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    G. Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement, 3rd ed. (Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 1999).Google Scholar

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