health physics

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health physics

[′helth ‚fiz·iks]
(nucleonics)
The study of the protection of personnel from harmful effects of ionizing radiation by such means as routine radiation surveys, area and personnel monitoring, and protective equipment and procedures.
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It's not clear whether the meeting between the groups changed any minds, but it did prompt a public statement of support from OSU President Edward Ray, who called the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics department among the best in the world.
The material still can travel some distance in the lower atmosphere, but it is subject not only to the scrubbing action of rain, snow and salt spray but also to dispersal and dilution by the turbulent winds, said Kathryn Higley, director of OSU's Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics.
But the fears are unjustified and could lead to health problems for some people who take the potassium iodide tablets, according to experts in nuclear energy and radiation health physics.

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