TENR - Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation


  • Anselmo Salles Paschoa, Private Consultant,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • F. Steinhausler, Division of Physics and Biophysics, University of Salzburg, Austria

This book on TENR discusses the basic Physics and Chemistry principles of natural radiation. The current knowledge of the biological effects of natural radiation is summarized. A wide variety of topics, from cosmic radiation to atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic radiation is addressed, including radon, thoron, and depleted uranium. Issues like terrorism and geochronology using natural radiation are also examined.
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), Health Physics Society (HPS), National radiation protection societies, Nuclear regulatory agencies, Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), Mining, Safety and Health Associations


Book information

  • Published: January 2010
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044936-4

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Depleted Uranium (DU) as TENR
  3. Terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic natural radioactivity
  4. Cosmic radiation, including its effects on airline crew, frequent flyers, and space travel
  5. Metrology and modelling
  6. Legal aspects of natural radiation
  7. Terrorism and natural radiation
  8. Overview
  9. References