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The Slotin Accident
Modern Health Physics
Unknown Risks
“Reproductive Damage”
Working in the Lab
Human Genome Project
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Quick Fact:
The Manhattan Project leaders knew that they were about to create a new and intense source of radiation, and thus efforts into understanding its effects were increased. The term “health physics” arose partly out of the secrecy of the project and partly due to the nature of those employed—it was mostly physicists working on problems relating to health.