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"Ask the Experts" Questions and Answers

Questions and answers provided by HPS experts can be accessed using the "Search" feature or the list of categories given below. Meet the editors behind this effort.



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•   Accelerators
•   Alpha Emitters
•   Cell Phones
•   Consumer Electronic Products
•   Decommissioning
•   Doses and Dose Calculations
•   Environmental and Background Radiation
•   Health Physics Society and AAHP
•   Historical Issues/Applications
•   Homeland Security
•   Industrial Radiation
•   Instrumentation and Measurements
•   Lasers
•   Medical and Dental Equipment/Shielding
•   Medical and Dental Patient Issues
•   Micro/Radio Waves, Radar & Powerlines
•   Nuclear Medicine Patient Issues
•   Nuclear Power, Devices, and Accidents
•   Other
•   Policy, Guidelines, and Regulations
•   Pregnancy and Radiation
•   Radiation Basics
•   Radiation Effects
•   Radiation Safety Careers
•   Radiation Workers
•   Radioactive Waste Disposal
•   Security Screening
•   Ultraviolet Radiation

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