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Title: Workshop on short-term health effects of reactor accidents: Chernobyl

The high-dose early-effects research that has been continued has been done in the context of infrequent accidents with large radiation sources and the use of bone marrow transfusions for treating malignancies, especially leukemia. It thus seemed appropriate to bring together those who have done research on and have had experience with massive whole-body radiation. The objectives were to review what is known about the acute effects of whole-body irradiation, to review the current knowledge of therapy, and particularly of the diagnostic and immunologic problems encountered in bone marrow therapy, and to compare this knowledge with observations made to date on the Chernobyl accident radiation casualties. Dr. Robert Gale, who had helped to care for these casualties, was present at the Workshop. It was hoped that such a review would help those making continuing clinical and pathological observations on the Chernobyl casualties, and that these observations would provide a basis for recommendations for additional research that might result in improved ability to manage successfully this type of severe injury.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6905797
Report Number(s):
BNL-52030; CONF-8608113-Summs.
ON: DE87003078
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Short-term effects of reactor accidents: Chernobyl, Upton, NY, USA, 8 Aug 1986
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; MAN; EARLY RADIATION EFFECTS; POST-IRRADIATION THERAPY; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; HEALTH HAZARDS; MEETINGS; RADIATION INJURIES; ACCIDENTS; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; HAZARDS; INJURIES; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; MAMMALS; POWER REACTORS; PRIMATES; RADIATION EFFECTS; REACTORS; THERAPY; THERMAL REACTORS; VERTEBRATES; WATER COOLED REACTORS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 560161 -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man