A survey of existing literature concerning radiological hazards to air commerce has been completed. A preliminary assessment of three major sources of potentially significant ionizing radiation has indicated that although some data are lacking, no actual danger to either passengers or crew has been documented. Cosmic radiation from galactic sources represents a relatively well understood and easily predictable phenomenon. Solar flare activity and nuclear testing episodes, however, are infrequent events which require an ongoing effort to maintain a current understanding of health and safety related issues. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environmental Quality, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Smith Jr, W S
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AEQ-78-04, FAA/AEQ-10
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM