Managing internal radiation contamination following an emergency: Identification of gaps and priorities

Chunsheng Li*, Armin Ansari, George Etherington, Jean Rene Jourdain, Boris Kukhta, Osamu Kurihara, Maria Antonia Lopez, Florence Ménétrier, Arlene Alves dos Reis, Stephen Solomon, Jiangfeng Zhang, Zhanat Carr

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Abstract

Following a radiological or nuclear emergency, first responders and the public may become internally contaminated with radioactive materials, as demonstrated during the Goiânia, Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents. Timely monitoring of the affected populations for potential internal contamination, assessment of radiation dose and the provision of necessary medical treatment are required to minimize the health risks from the contamination. This paper summarizes the guidelines and tools that have been developed, and identifies the gaps and priorities for future projects.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncw199
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume171
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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