Special Issue "Assessment of Environmental Radioactivity and Radiation for Human Health Risk"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: health physics; radiation protection; environmental radioactivity; environmental radiation; naturally occurring radioactive material; emergency preparedness; external exposure; internal exposure; measurement data; methodology; monitoring; risk assessment; risk communication
Interests: radiation biology; radiation damage; radiation effects; radiation immune; biodosimetry; radiation-protective agent; radiation response; radiation sensitivity
On 11 March 2011, unfortunately, a nuclear accident occurred in Fukushima, Japan, following a big earthquake. Thereafter, many people in the world have been concerned about the radiation risk. They still believe that even a small amount of radiation exposure will affect human health. In reality, however, there are many natural radionuclides in the environment, which emit a variety of radiations. Although it is well known that there is a positively linear relationship between acute radiation exposure and cancer risk in atomic bomb survivors, the risk of chronic radiation exposure due to natural radionuclides cannot be well explained to people who have lived in high-background radiation areas for many generations. Therefore, more studies in this research field are required to obtain new scientific findings. In order to promote further scientific activities, it will be the best for us to understand the current status of this field by summarizing what we have apprehended so far. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, titled “Assessment of Environmental Radioactivity and Radiation for Human Health Risk”, offers an opportunity to publish high-quality research papers. It welcomes studies involving measurement data, methodologies, radiation biology, and risk assessment related to radiation. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.
Prof. Shinji Tokonami
Prof. Ikuo Kashiwakura
Manuscript Submission Information
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- radiation biology
- radiation effects
- radiation response