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Manual on public health action in radiation emergencies

Abstract

Over the years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a series of reports and publications providing guidance on the public health aspects of nuclear power production, in line with target 11 of the European policy for health for all, which calls for the reduction of injury, disability and death from accidents. Immediately after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in April 1986, the WHO Regional Office for Europe established an emergency operation to provide technical cooperation and communication links with Member States. A special project on the public health dimensions of radiation emergencies was subsequently established, which included a series of activities related both directly to the Chernobyl accident and to emergency planning for future accidents. This manual brings together the experience gained in the special project to improve the planning for and response to emergencies. It has been prepared to meet public health needs arising from all types of major radiation emergency in the European Region. The manual describes the guiding principles and advises on the practical application of measures to protect and inform the public in a radiation emergency. It is hoped that the manual will promote close interaction between the WHO Member States in this field. The  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
EUR/ICP/EHAZ-94-13/PB-01
Reference Number:
SCA: 560180; 570100; PA: AIX-30:029752; SN: 99002115129
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 12 refs, 4 figs, 4 tabs; PBD: [1994]
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 57 HEALTH AND SAFETY; ACCIDENTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DECONTAMINATION; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; IODINE; MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION INJURIES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; THERAPY; TRAINING; WHO
OSTI ID:
701044
Research Organizations:
World Health Organization (WHO), European Centre for Environment and Health, Rome Division, Rome (Italy)
Country of Origin:
WHO
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: TI99625895; TRN: XW9900127029752
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as TI99625895
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
89 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Manual on public health action in radiation emergencies. WHO: N. p., 1994. Web.
Manual on public health action in radiation emergencies. WHO.
1994. "Manual on public health action in radiation emergencies." WHO.
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place = {WHO}
year = {1994}
month = {Dec}
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