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First responders and nuclear terrorist attacks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16010118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Avoidance of downwind radioactive fallout exposure within the first few hours after a nuclear or radiological dispersal device detonation can save lives and minimize radiation exposure. First responders with awareness training can help to avoid prompt fatalities and excessive contamination or exposure following such a detonation. This paper outlines some of the critical components of the situational awareness and actions necessary to save lives and minimize radiation contamination and exposure.
Authors:
Joseph Porrovecchio; John Mauro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0017-9078     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-12     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., McLean, VA 22101, USA. Joe.Porrovecchio@shawgrp.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
Nuclear Warfare*
Radiation Monitoring*
Radiation Protection*
Radioactive Fallout*
Radioactive Hazard Release
Terrorism*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radioactive Fallout

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