Radiation Threats and Your Safety: A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Radiation Threats and Your Safety

A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community, 1st Edition

By Armin Ansari

Chapman and Hall/CRC

344 pages

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While it has aided far many more than it has harmed, radiation is forever etched in the public's mind as an indiscriminate and particularly pernicious killer. Consequently, it is especially critical in this age of terrorist threats that we equip ourselves with accurate information and practical tools that will serve us in the rare chance that we fi

Table of Contents

Introduction. Radiation, The Environment, and Us. The Basics. Health Effects of Radiation. Types of Radiation Emergencies. Government Response to Radiation Emergencies. Medical Response to Radiation Emergencies. Radiation Drugs. Protecting Yourself from Radiation. The Family Emergency Plan. Environmental Effects of Radiation Emergencies. Psychosocial Impact. Professional Response. Community Preparation. Living with the Threat.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief