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Atomic bomb suffering and Chernobyl accident lessons learnt from international medical aid programs

Abstract

The cooperative medical projects between Nagasaki University and countries of the former USSR have had being performed in mainly two regions: Chernobyl and Semipalatinsk since 1990 and 1995, respectively. The 21{sup st} Center of Excellence (COE) program of ''International Consortium for Medical Care of Hibakusha and Radiation Life Science'' recently established in Nagasaki University can now serve our knowledge and experience much more directly. Its activity can be further extended to the radiocontaminated areas around the world, and based on the lessons of the past, it can indeed contribute to the future planning of the Network of Excellence (NOE) for Radiation Education Program as well as Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance under the auspices of the WHO-REMPAN. Within the frame of International Consortium of Radiation Research, a molecular epidemiology of thyroid diseases are now conducted in our departments in addition to international medical assistance. The clue of radiation-associated thyroid carcinogenesis may give us a new concept on experimental and epidemiological approaches to low dose radiation effects on human health, including those of internal radiation exposure. Concerning the role and responsibility of our work to the public, to avoid unnecessary radiophobia and to correctly understand radiation hazard and safety, we  More>>
Authors:
Yamashita, Shunichi [1] 
  1. Nagasaki Univ. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Atomic Bomb Disease Inst., Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Nagasaki (Japan)
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 2005
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
JAERI-Conf-2005-001
Resource Relation:
Conference: ISRE04: 3. international symposium on radiation education, Nagasaki (Japan), 23-26 Aug 2004; Other Information: 8 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab; Related Information: In: ISRE04. Proceedings of the third international symposium on radiation education, 654 pages.
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; JAPANESE ORGANIZATIONS; LEARNING; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; RADIATION INJURIES; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; THERAPY
OSTI ID:
20644383
Research Organizations:
Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Kashiwa, Chiba (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: JP0550196085460
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from JAERI; URL: http://jolisf.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/pdf/conf/JAERI-Conf-2005-001.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 387-394
Announcement Date:
Nov 21, 2005

Citation Formats

Yamashita, Shunichi. Atomic bomb suffering and Chernobyl accident lessons learnt from international medical aid programs. Japan: N. p., 2005. Web.
Yamashita, Shunichi. Atomic bomb suffering and Chernobyl accident lessons learnt from international medical aid programs. Japan.
Yamashita, Shunichi. 2005. "Atomic bomb suffering and Chernobyl accident lessons learnt from international medical aid programs." Japan.
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title = {Atomic bomb suffering and Chernobyl accident lessons learnt from international medical aid programs}
author = {Yamashita, Shunichi}
abstractNote = {The cooperative medical projects between Nagasaki University and countries of the former USSR have had being performed in mainly two regions: Chernobyl and Semipalatinsk since 1990 and 1995, respectively. The 21{sup st} Center of Excellence (COE) program of ''International Consortium for Medical Care of Hibakusha and Radiation Life Science'' recently established in Nagasaki University can now serve our knowledge and experience much more directly. Its activity can be further extended to the radiocontaminated areas around the world, and based on the lessons of the past, it can indeed contribute to the future planning of the Network of Excellence (NOE) for Radiation Education Program as well as Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance under the auspices of the WHO-REMPAN. Within the frame of International Consortium of Radiation Research, a molecular epidemiology of thyroid diseases are now conducted in our departments in addition to international medical assistance. The clue of radiation-associated thyroid carcinogenesis may give us a new concept on experimental and epidemiological approaches to low dose radiation effects on human health, including those of internal radiation exposure. Concerning the role and responsibility of our work to the public, to avoid unnecessary radiophobia and to correctly understand radiation hazard and safety, we must build a bridge between basic research and widely open public education. Therefore, it is of high necessity to continuously work on clarification of the effects of ionizing radiation on human beings worldwide and to contribute the development of general guideline of radiation safety and radiation hazard, and to strive for the creation of substantiated radiation protection programs. (author)}
place = {Japan}
year = {2005}
month = {Mar}
}