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Radioactive Decay Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online calculator computes radioactive decay, timed decay, and timed solid disposal for a databank containing 116 isotopes. It also features University of British Columbia disposal limits and a ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Datasets and Tools:Tools

The Complete Thorium Web Site part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a comprehensive source of information about thorium. Topics include occurrence, chemical properties, current applications and economics, radiation, government regulations, and ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides, Gases
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps

Environmental Studies of Mineral Deposits in Alaska part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of articles summarizes environmental geochemical studies of metallic mineral deposits in Alaska, including sulfide, gold, mercury, chromium, and uranium mines and deposits. The ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides, Heavy Metals, Waterborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Minerals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources

Periodic Table of Toxic Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive periodic table provides information about elements and radionuclides that are potentially toxic to human health. Click on a highlighted element to read about its properties, ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Gases, Radionuclides
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Mortality Among Navajo Uranium Miners part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This American Journal of Public Health article attempts to update mortality risks for Navajo uranium miners. Lung cancer, tuberculosis, pneumoconioses and other respiratory diseases are addressed ...

Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Radionuclides
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: What is Fair? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article addresses the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Topics include the 1990 RECA, RECA criteria, exposure data, medical conditions and exposure thresholds, smoking, experience with ...

Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion

Memories Come To Us In the Rain and the Wind part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains 25 oral histories from Navajo uranium miners and their families. Their hope was to gain compensation for the great loss in death and illness brought about by mining uranium, with ...

Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion, Biographical Resources

Lung Cancer Among Navajo Uranium Miners part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Chest journal article address lung cancer among Navajo uranium miners, focusing on men who were admitted to the hospital from February 1965 to May 1979. Topics include cumulative radon exposure, ...

Health Topics: Biogenic Hazards, Radionuclides
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

The Shiprock Uranium-mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Site part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article in the New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook discusses a uranium mill tailings site in Shiprock, New Mexico and its effect on the local environment. The site, located on a high terrace ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Radionuclides
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results