Maria Karpińska, Jacek Kapała

Zasady pracy z substancjami promieniotwórczymi

The rules of work with radioactive substances. For years the term "ionizing radiation" has been emotive and arisen anxiety concerning its effects. It is mainly connected with atomic bombs and Chernobyl by societies. However, the radiation has been also used in medicine (diagnostics, therapy) and for scientific and experimental purposes. The possibilities of safe use of radioactive sources result from expanding knowledge of radiation and its effects on matter. The rules of radiological protection have been created as a result of the examination. Ionizing radiation may be dangerous when used improperly. However, obeying safety rules we can minimize danger and benefit from the radiation.