Assoc. Prof. Jozef Sabol DrSc.
Future Forces Forum
Department of Crisis Management, Faculty of Security Management
Police Academy of the Czech Republic
Quantification exposure and assessment of health hazards following a radiological attack
The paper summarises the present development in quantification of external and internal exposure of persons affected in the radioactively contaminated environment formed after an attack using radiological dispersion device. The emphasis was laid on quantities which can be used as a measure for the assessment of biological effects. Special attention has been paid to distinguish between stochastic (probabilistic) effects and deterministic effects (tissue reactions), the assessment of which require two different set of quantities with units of Sv (sievert) Eq.-Gy (equivalent gray). The relation between some typical health effects encountered at low exposure levels (up to several hundreds of mSv) and effects caused by high doses, above 800-1000 m(Eq.-Gy) are illustrated. In addition, specific measures aimed at the protection of workers, patients, members of the public and environment have also been discussed.
Jozef Sabol (Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., DSc.) is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Crisis Management, Faculty of Security Management, Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague, Czech Republic. He has worked in various areas related to the CBRN, where he published six text books, published in scientific journal more than 100 papers and presented about 50 papers at the international conferences and congresses. Dr. J. Sabol is specializing especially in the safety and security of use of radiation and nuclear technologies in industry, medicine and science as well as the application of these technologies for construction of WMD including radiological weapons. He worked for the International Agency for Atomic Energy in Vienna and lectured at several universities abroad.