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The Resource Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests : a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations, Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests : a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations, Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests : a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations
Title
Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests
Title remainder
a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a review of the draft feasibility study that was issued at the request of Congress by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Over 500 atmospheric nuclear-weapons tests were conducted at various sites around the world during 1945-1980. As public awareness and concern mounted over the possible health hazards associated with exposure to the fallout from weapons testing, a feasibility study was initiated by CDC and NCI to assess the extent of the hazard. The CDC-NCI study claims that the fallout might have led to approximately 11,000 excess deaths, most caused by thyroid cancer linked to exposure to iodine-131. The committee noted that CDC and NCI used the best available data to estimate exposure and health hazards. The committee does not recommend an expanded study of exposure to radionuclides other than 131I since radiation doses from those radionuclides were much lower than those from 131I. It also recommended that CDC urge Congress to prohibit the destruction of all remaining records relevant to fallout
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.1/969897/00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA569
LC item number
.E964 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 F-825
  • WN 620
NLM item number
E96 2003
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National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Radiation carcinogenesis
  • Radioactive Fallout
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Radiation Dosage
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Radiation carcinogenesis
  • United States
Label
Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests : a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations, Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-40)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • EXPOSURE OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION TO RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; METHODS USED TO ESTIMATE DOSES AND HEALTH EFFECTS; Sources of information; 1 INTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT; THE CONGRESSIONALLY REQUESTED FEASIBILITY STUDY; THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S INVOLVEMENT; 2 THE COMMITTEE'S REVIEW; TECHNICAL APPROACH AND CONTENTS OF THE DRAFT REPORT; ASSESSMENT OF THE DOSE RECONSTRUCTION; Deposition Density of Nevada Test Site Fallout Radionuclides; Iodine-131; Other Radionuclides
  • External Doses from Nevada Test Site FalloutInternal Doses from Nevada Test Site Fallout; Deposition Density of Global Fallout Radionuclides; External Doses from Global Fallout; Internal Doses from Global Fallout; DOCUMENT LOCATION AND RETRIEVAL; ASSESSMENT OF THE ESTIMATES OF CANCER RISK; THE VALUE OF FURTHER REFINEMENTS OF THE 131I NEVADA TEST SITE CALCULATIONS AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS; Dosimetric Refinements; Epidemiologic Refinements; COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT EXPOSURE AND CANCER RISK; Overview of the Proposed Communication Plan; The 131I/Nevada Test Site Communication Plan
  • Would Adapting the 131I/Nevada Test Site Communication Plan Work for the Feasibility Study?Communication Issues for Option 1; COMMENTS ON THE OPTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK; 3 COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS; Estimates of dose from Nevada Test Site and global fallout; Document location and retrieval; Estimates of cancer and non-cancer risks; Communication with the public about exposure and cancer risk; REFERENCES; Appendix A SPECIFIC COMMENTS; APPENDIX B COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES; FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING; SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING; THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING; FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING; GLOSSARY
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57067052
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 69 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309566483
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57067052
Label
Exposure of the American population to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests : a review of the CDC-NCI draft report on a feasibility study of the health consequences to the American population from nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States and other nations, Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-40)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • EXPOSURE OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION TO RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; METHODS USED TO ESTIMATE DOSES AND HEALTH EFFECTS; Sources of information; 1 INTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT; THE CONGRESSIONALLY REQUESTED FEASIBILITY STUDY; THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S INVOLVEMENT; 2 THE COMMITTEE'S REVIEW; TECHNICAL APPROACH AND CONTENTS OF THE DRAFT REPORT; ASSESSMENT OF THE DOSE RECONSTRUCTION; Deposition Density of Nevada Test Site Fallout Radionuclides; Iodine-131; Other Radionuclides
  • External Doses from Nevada Test Site FalloutInternal Doses from Nevada Test Site Fallout; Deposition Density of Global Fallout Radionuclides; External Doses from Global Fallout; Internal Doses from Global Fallout; DOCUMENT LOCATION AND RETRIEVAL; ASSESSMENT OF THE ESTIMATES OF CANCER RISK; THE VALUE OF FURTHER REFINEMENTS OF THE 131I NEVADA TEST SITE CALCULATIONS AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS; Dosimetric Refinements; Epidemiologic Refinements; COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT EXPOSURE AND CANCER RISK; Overview of the Proposed Communication Plan; The 131I/Nevada Test Site Communication Plan
  • Would Adapting the 131I/Nevada Test Site Communication Plan Work for the Feasibility Study?Communication Issues for Option 1; COMMENTS ON THE OPTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK; 3 COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS; Estimates of dose from Nevada Test Site and global fallout; Document location and retrieval; Estimates of cancer and non-cancer risks; Communication with the public about exposure and cancer risk; REFERENCES; Appendix A SPECIFIC COMMENTS; APPENDIX B COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES; FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING; SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING; THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING; FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING; GLOSSARY
Control code
57067052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 69 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309566483
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57067052

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