(Discusses radiation and its impact on society, and provid...)
Discusses radiation and its impact on society, and provides factual, scientifically based information on the interrelationship of society and radiation. Reviews the health effects of radiation through examinations of irradiated food, iodine-131 therapy, radon studies, and other related topics. Looks at the effects of exposure to large doses of radiation, including the cancer risks among atomic bomb survivors, the genetic effects of human exposure to ionizing radiation, and a health assessment of the Chernobyl accident. Includes an overview chapter by Rosalyn S. Yalow, recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in medicine for her work in developing radioimmunoassay techniques.
Young attended Huntington College (now Huntington University) from 1946 till 1948. Two years later he obtained a Baсhelor of Science degree at Ball State University. In addition, he attended the University of Notre Dame from 1950 to 1951 and received Doctor of Philosophy degree from Indiana University in 1955.
Young was a member of senior research staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1955. Also he was a member of board of directors of Oak Ridge Children’s Museum from 1978 to 1984, serving as a president for 2 years from 1982.
Young had a cooperation with Oak Ridge Arts Council for 4 years from 1982, and with Oak Ridge Music Association from 1994.
In addition, he is a contributor of more than one hundred and fifty articles to scientific journals. He conducts researches on chemistry, paleontology and spectroscopy.
(Discusses radiation and its impact on society, and provid...)1995
Quotations: “My area of interest is chemical research. In my research I am relatively well versed in basic nuclear research areas with a strong interest in nuclear energy. At a certain stage in my career (1992) I felt it was time to organize a symposium relating scientifically-based studies to the public perception of nuclear radiation."
Young married Jean Kennedy on June 18, 1955. the couple has 5 children - James P., Mark K., David V., Timothy S. and Karen E.