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Rad resilient city: a preparedness checklist to save lives following a nuclear detonation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24077047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Rad Resilient City Checklist is a local planning tool that can help save tens of thousands of lives following a nuclear detonation. If prevention of nuclear terrorism fails, then reducing exposure to radioactive fallout is the intervention that can save the most lives following a nuclear detonation. Yet, most Americans are not familiar with correct safety measures against fallout, and many believe that nothing can be done to reduce the suffering and death inflicted by a nuclear attack. Moreover, cities have no checklist on how to prepare the emergency management infrastructure and the larger population for this hazard, despite hundreds of pages of useful guidance from the federal government and radiation professional organizations. The Rad Resilient City Checklist reverses this situation by converting the latest federal guidance and technical reports into clear, actionable steps for communities to take to protect their residents from exposure to radioactive fallout. The checklist reflects the shared judgment of the Nuclear Resilience Expert Advisory Group, a national panel led by the Center for Biosecurity and comprised of government decision makers, scientific experts, emergency responders, and leaders from business, volunteer, and community sectors.
Authors:
Monica Schoch-Spana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Center for Biosecurity of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 621 East Pratt Street, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21209.
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