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Prioritization of Laboratory Samples following a Radiological Event: Considerations

After a radiological event, many questions may need to be answered to help health officials mitigate a public health crisis, such as: Where did the fallout spread? Did it impact crops, livestock, or water supplies? Who was exposed, to what, and how much? …

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Radiation Crisis: A National Review of the U.S. Domestic Public Health and Medical Response

In mid-November 2011, the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) led a review of the U.S. public health and medical response to domestic concerns arising from the 2011 incident at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Highlights of the group’s discussions included the following key observations …

Partnership Strategies for State Radiation Control and Public Health Preparedness Programs

Partnerships between radiation control programs and public health preparedness programs can increase the overall preparedness of a state. …

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Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC)

For coordinating federal radiological monitoring and assessment efforts in support of state, tribal, and local governments. The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) is a federal asset available on request by the Department of Homeland Security and state and local ...

NNSA’s Aerial Measuring System

Environmental monitoring using aerial radiological monitoring platforms NNSA’s Aerial Measuring System (AMS) provides specialized airborne radiation detection systems to provide real-time measurements of low levels of air and ground contamination.

CDC Collection & Shipping Protocols for Specimens after a Radiological/Nuclear Incident

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed protocols for the collection and shipping of specimens after a radiological/nuclear incident. State radiation control directors are instructed to send these specimens to the state public health lab for packaging and shipping.

Radiation Issues in Children: Knowledge Check & Primer

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) offers a knowledge check and two complementary accredited online lessons for health care providers on Radiation Disaster Issues in Children

APHL Fact Sheet: 2011 Japan Nuclear Incident

This fact sheet was produced by the Association of Public Health Laboratories and gives basic information on radiation. It was developed for the public in response to the 2011 Japan nuclear incident.

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