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  1. Using the RESRAD computer code to evaluate human health risks from radionuclides and hazardous chemicals.

    Article - En anglais

    A pathway analysis computer code called RESRAD was developed at Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the evaluation of sites contaminated with residual radioactive materials.

    The DOE and its contractors have used RESRAD to calculate radiation doses and cleanup criteria.

    Recently, the RESRAD code has been improved so that it can calculate the excess cancer incidence risk from radiation exposure by using the slope factors recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    This new feature is discussed in detail in this paper.

    The method for predicting health risks caused by hazardous chemicals is similar to that for predicting risks caused by radionuclides.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Radioisotope, Produit radioactif, Radiocontamination, Composé chimique, Assistance ordinateur, Evaluation, Risque, Toxicité, Homme, Polluant, Environnement, Carcinogène

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioisotope, Radioactive product, Radioactive contamination, Chemical compound, Computer aid, Evaluation, Risk, Toxicity, Human, Pollutant, Environment, Carcinogen

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0147061

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199406.