Fallout: The experiences of a medical team in the care of a Marshallese population accidently exposed to fallout radiation
This report presents an historical account of the experiences of the Brookhaven Medical Team in the examination and treatment of the Marshallese people following their accidental exposure to radioactive fallout in 1954. This is the first time that a population has been heavily exposed to radioactive fallout, and even though this was a tragic mishap, the medical findings have provided valuable information for other accidents involving fallout such as the recent reactor accident at Chernobyl. Noteworthy has been the unexpected importance of radioactive iodine in the fallout in producing thyroid abnormalities.
|Publication Date:||1992 Sep 01|
|OSTI Identifier:||OSTI ID: 10117645; Legacy ID: DE93004890|
|DOE Contract Number:||AC02-76CH00016|
|Other Number(s):||Other: ON: DE93004890|
|Resource Type:||Technical Report|
|Resource Relation:||Other Information: PBD: Sep 1992|
|Research Org:||Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)|
|Sponsoring Org:||USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)|
|Subject:||63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; MARSHALL ISLANDS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; FALLOUT|
|Country of Publication:||United States|
|Format:||Size: 72 p.|
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|Update Date:||2009 Dec 11|