Document Details


Title:
STATEMENT BY A S FLEMMING, AT NEWS CONFRENCE 16 MAR. 1959 AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON NCRP AND MEASUREMENTS, ACTIVITIES OF FDA
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
US PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE; MILK; SAMPLING; STRONTIUM 90; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRAT; HEALTH HAZARDS; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENT; RADIOACTIVITY; PUBLIC HEALTH; RECOMMENDATIONS; FOOD; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIUM
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
NEWS STORY
Publication Date:
1959 Mar 16
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0018
Accession Number:
NV0025033
Originating Research Org.:
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
A MARCH 1959 NEWS CONFERENCE HELD BY ARTHUR FLEMMING, SECRETARY OF HEA LTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE, WAS HELD TO DISCUSS A RECENTLY - RELEASED PHD REPORT ON RADIOACTIVITY IN MILK. AS A PROSPECTIVE TO THE REPORT, M R. FLEMMING MAKES SEVERAL STATEMENTS PERTAINING TO RADIATION IN GENERA L, AND POINTS OUT THAT THE PHS REPORT SHOWS THAT THE RADIOACTIVITY FOU ND IN MILK IS WELL WITHIN THE LIMITS ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL COMMI TTEE ON RADIATION PROTECTION AND MEASUREMENT (NCRP). HE GIVES BACK GRO UND ON THE USE OF MILK AS A TESTING AGENT. THE YEARLY AVERAGE OF RADIO ACTIVITY IN MILK IS COMPARED WITH THE 80 MICROMICRO CURIES PER LITER U SED AS THE RECOMMENDED LIFETIME PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION. A BRIEF HIS TORY OF THE NCRP IS GIVEN ALONG WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE RADIOLOGICAL H EALTH ACTIVITIES OF THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.


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