Selective Shielding of Bone Marrow: An Approach to Protecting Humans from External Gamma Radiation

@article{Waterman2017SelectiveSO,
  title={Selective Shielding of Bone Marrow: An Approach to Protecting Humans from External Gamma Radiation},
  author={Gideon Waterman and Kenneth R. Kase and Itzhak Orion and Andrey Broisman and O. Milstein},
  journal={Health Physics},
  year={2017},
  volume={113},
  pages={195–208}
}
Abstract The current feasibility of protecting emergency responders through bone marrow selective shielding is highlighted in the recent OECD/NEA report on severe accident management. Until recently, there was no effective personal protection from externally penetrating gamma radiation. In Chernobyl, first-responders wore makeshift lead sheeting, whereas in Fukushima protective equipment from gamma radiation was not available. Older protective solutions that use thin layers of shielding over… 
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