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Title: Fallout: The experiences of a medical team in the care of a Marshallese population accidentally 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. Particularly important has been the unexpected importance of radioactive iodine in the fallout in producing thyroid abnormalities.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5741151
Report Number(s):
BNL-46444
ON: DE92007449
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; HUMAN POPULATIONS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BRAVO EVENT; FALLOUT; MARSHALL ISLANDS; NEOPLASMS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CASTLE PROJECT; DISEASES; EXPLOSIONS; ISLANDS; MICRONESIA; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; OCEANIA; POPULATIONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; SURFACE EXPLOSIONS; 560161* - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man