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05. Dr. Karl Z. Morgan, the Father of Health Physics

Atlanta, Georgia. August 8, 1983. The Manhattan Project hired Dr. Morgan to be director of Health Physics at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He helped determine the radiation limits for workers who produced the first atomic bombs. Dr. Morgan went on to serve as director of Health Physics at Oak Ridge for 29 years.

"There is no safe level of radiation exposure. So the question is not: What is a safe level? The question is: How great is the risk?"

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