UNSCEAR 1988 Report

Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation

The UNSCEAR 1988 Report is comprised of the main text of the 1988 report to the General Assembly (A/43/45) and seven scientific annexes.

Report to the General Assembly with Scientific Annexes

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The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR’s scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards.

This publication provides the supporting scientific assessment for UNSCEAR’s 1988 report to the General Assembly and includes the Report to the General Assembly with short overviews of the materials and conclusions contained in the scientific annexes.

Sales No. E.88.IX.7,
ISBN:  92-1- 142143-8

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Annex A - Exposures from natural sources of radiation

Annex B - Exposures from nuclear power production

Annex C - Exposures from medical uses of radiation

Annex D - Exposures from the Chernobyl accident

Annex E - Genetic hazards

Annex F - Radiation carcinogenesis in man

Annex G - Early effects in man of high doses of radiation

includes appendix: Acute radiation effects in victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident