Inhalation risks from radioactive contaminants

report of a panel on inhalation risks from radioactive contaminants
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International Atomic Energy Agency , Vienna
Radioactivity -- Physiological effect., Radioactive substances -- Congresses., Aerosols -- Congre
Statementorganized by the International Atomic Energy Agnecy and held in Vienna, 30 November-4 December 1970.
SeriesTechnical reports series -- no. 142, Technical reports series (International Atomic Energy Agency) -- no. 142.
ContributionsInternational Atomic Energy Agency.
The Physical Object
Pagination146 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21948843M

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