About the Book:
Soon after the discovery of X-rays and radio activity a sizable number of workers started using ionizing radiations. Their number increased manifold after the start of nuclear energy programmers in different countries. Hundreds of thousands of woks have been associated with this programme directly while millions of people in a number of countries have been affected in some way or the other by nuclear radiations.
A large amount of information on the radiation effects has become available from the use of X-rays and radium sources in radiology and cancer therapy, from victims of atomic blasts accidents at nuclear energy installations, and general population exposed to atmospheric tests conducted by the major and less major powers.
Some important laws on nuclear issues are given in this book. Major among these are: Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (1986); Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (1986); Status of Convention on Early Notifications of Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (1963); Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (1993); Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy etc