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Definition of Health physics

Health physics Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
The science concerned with the recognition, evaluation, and control of health and environmental hazards that may arise from the use and application of ionizing radiation.
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Health physics Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Health physics or The Physics of Radiation Protection is the science concerned with the recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards to permit the safe use and application of ionizing radiation. Health physics professionals promote excellence in the science and practice of radiation protection and safety. Health physicists principally work at facilities where radionuclides or ionizing radiation are used or produced; such as medical institutions, government laboratories, academic and research institutions, nuclear power plants, regulatory agencies and manufacturing plants.

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Health physics Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
CDC Radiological Terms
a scientific field that focuses on protection of humans and the environment from radiation. Health physics uses physics, biology, chemistry, statistics, and electronic instrumentation to help protect individuals from any damaging effects of radiation. For more information, see the Health Physics Society website:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( About )