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Radiation and Radioactive Material Specific Information Section

Index

Non-Ionizing Radiation Sources (EMF, UV, laser, etc.)
Ionizing Radiation Sources (Radon, Natural, Plutonium, etc.)
Medical Radiation Sources and Related Info (Therapy, Cancer, Treatment, etc.)
Veterinary Practice using radioisotpes
Hot-lines/1-800 numbers for more info
Specialties in Radiation and Health Physics
Radiation Terminology
Key Word Search on Our Site
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Non-Ionizing

Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields (NAS report - Exec summary)
Non-Ionizing FAQ Web Site
Nonionizing Radiation Information from New Jersey's Radiation Protection Program
Magnetic Resonance Safety Web (MR) Good web site for MR/RF safety, and they answer questions
EMFs In The Workplace (NIOSH)
COMAR (Committee on Man and Radiation of the IEEE)
FAQs about Cell Phone Base Antennas and Human Health (John Moulder)
Radiofrequency Energy safety (cellular phones, pagers, HAM, Radio, etc)
FCC Cellular Telephone Facts
FAQ on Radio frequency radiation
Overview: FCC RF Exposure Regulations (some good links too)
Is HAM Radio Hazardous to Your Health?
Questions and Answers About the Biological Effects and Potential Hazards of Radiofrequency Radiation
ELF/EMF 1995 (D. Hafemeister)
EMF, Power lines and Cancer 1995 (John Moulder)
Static fields and Cancer FAQ (John Moulder)
Micro-wave Oven Safety
Solar ultraviolet radiation effects on biological systems
Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) (CIESIN)
UV Radiation (New Zealand - Dr. Richard McKenzie)
Sunlight and Skin Cancer (Scientific American)
Laser Safety
Internet Resources and FAQ for Information About EMF

 

Ionizing

Radiation Effects (RERF)
Risks of Nuclear Power (Bernard L. Cohen, Ph.D.)
Food Irradiation (good resources plus MANY more links)
Radioactivity in Nature
Radioactivity from Coal (ORNL)
Plutonium 1990 (ATSDR)
Plutonium 1995 (Gary Masters)
A Perspective on the Dangers of Plutonium (LLNL)
Plutonium Information (Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium) 
Radiation and Life (Eric J Hall)
Radon Update 1994 (A.B. Brill, et. al.)
A Citizen's Guide to Radon
Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction
Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
Radon Measurements in Schools
A Radon Guide for Tenants
Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings
Radon - A Physician's Guide:The Health Threat With A Simple Solution
Additional Radon Information (EPA)
Uranium (Australia)
Domestic Smoke Detectors (Australia)
Tritium in Plastic Watches (Australia)
About X-Rays and Pregnancy (ICN)
Health Effects of Nuclear Weapons Testing by the United States of America
Health Effects of Nuclear Weapons Testing by the former U.S.S.R. in Semipalatinsk, Kazakstan
Health Effects of Nuclear Weapons Deployment in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
Treatments for Acute Radiation Exposure

 

Medical

SOURCES

Basic Information on Radiation
General Radiology (Types of exams)
How X-rays are Produced
More on X-ray Production
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Computed Tomography (CT)
The Regulation and Use Of Radioisotopes in Today's World (NUREG/BR-0217)
More Links for Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physics

 

TREATMENT and RECOVERY

Information on Radiation Treatment of Cancer (UPenn)
Radiation Oncology
Cancer Treatment Information
Radiotherapy
Medical Supportive Care for the Cancer Patient
Also see our Radiology and Nuclear Medicine topic areas for more information.

 

CANCER

Apoptosis, Radiosensitivity and the Cell Cycle
Basic Cancer Information
The American Cancer Society
Onco-Link (Great Place to Start looking for Cancer Info)
National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute's International Cancer Information Center
Women's Cancer Network
Cancer Incidence and Death Rates Decline (National Cancer Institute)
Cancer On-line Resources
Studies of Ionizing Radiation and Thyroid Cancer in Children
Studies of Ionizing Radiation and Multistage Models of Carcinogenesis
American Brain Tumor Association (with primer and dictionary)
Melanoma (CancerNet from the National Cancer Institute)
Breast Cancer - Case
Best Cancer Resources on the Internet - Awards

 

Veterinary Practice

Radiocat: a veterinary practice dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism

 

Hot-lines for info

National EMF Research Hotline Number The number for the EMF Infoline operated by the EPA as part of the multi-agency EMF research and Public Information Dissemination ("EMF RAPID") Program is: 1-800-363-2383.

The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) can also answer EMF questions on their ENVIRO-HEALTH Hotline: 1-800-643-4794.

And the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can also answer EMF questions on their Information on Workplace Hazards Hotline: 1-800-356-4674.

 

 

DOE '800' Information Lines

Following is a directory of Department of Energy "800" numbers offered for information and service:

800-967-EISR(3477) - EIS for a Proposed Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

800-626-6376 - Nuclear Safety Hotline - accepts complaints or concerns.

800-270-2633 - Building Energy Standards Program Hotline - for questions on DOE standards and the Energy Policy Act.

800-292-8061 - DOE Occupation, Safety and Health Standards - interpretations and research service.

800-566-2877 - Federal Energy Management Program Help Desk - assists Federal Energy Managers at Federal installations with developing energy conservation programs to meet the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

The Federal Energy Management Program helps facility personnel with software programs, publications, training, in various conservation activities - lighting, HVAC, water conservation, renewable energy, etc. This office does not restrict itself to DOE, it assists all agencies.

800-523-2929 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) - offers fact sheets, videos, brochures; also handles complex technical inquiries. EREC is a consolidation of the Conservation and Renewable Energy Inquiry and Referral Service (CAREIRS) and the National Appropriate Technology Assistance Service (NATAS). Service includes technical inquiries and business assistance on financing for energy-related businesses.

800-423-1363 - Alternative Fuels Hotline - information to the public and fleet owners on alternative fuels.

800-224-8437 - Clean Cities Hotline - for communities interested in joining the DOE alternative fuels conversion program.

800-862-8860 - Environmental Management Advisory Board Information Line - meeting dates, locations, etc.

800-225-6972 - Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Information Center - for information on OCRWM program. Serves the public, educators, and industry. A publication clearinghouse.

800-874-5335 - OCRWM Quality Concerns Hotline - for individuals to confidentially raise issues to senior management without fear of retaliation or reprimand, and obtain feedback on resolution if desired.

800-736-3282 - Center for Environmental Management Information - serves the public, educators, and industry; a publication clearinghouse.

Now also answering questions on environmental technology and technology transfer formerly handled by the Office of Technology Development's (EM) Environmental Technology Information Service (ETIS). The ETIS has been merged with the Center.

800-541-1625 - Inspector General Hotline - to report fraud, waste, and abuse.

800-282-5195 - Toxic Materials Information Line - for assistance on hazardous materials and chemicals; operated by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

800-472-2756 - National Environmental Policy Act Information Hotline.

 

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