Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Radiotherapy
International Atomic Energy Agency, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
The International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS), jointly sponsored, inter alia, by the IAEA, ILO, WHO and PAHO, establish requirements on the legal persons responsible for de
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