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Exposure of the American people to Iodine-131 from Nevada nuclear-bomb tests : review of the National Cancer Institute report and public health implications / Committee on Thyroid Screening Related to I-131 Exposure, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, and Committee on Exposure of the American People to I-131 from the Nevada Atomic Bomb Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.

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Subject: Ionizing radiation > Dosage.
Nevada Test Site (Nev.)
Iodine > Isotopes > Toxicology > United States.
Nuclear weapons testing victims > Health risk assessment > United States.
Thyroid gland > Cancer > United States > Epidemiology.
Radiation carcinogenesis > United States.
Radiation Dosage.
Environmental Exposure > adverse effects.
Public Health.
Public Policy.
Radiation Effects.
Radiation, Ionizing.
United States.
Genre: EBooks (www)
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0585047294
  • ISBN: 9780585047294
  • ISBN: 9780309061759
  • ISBN: 030906175X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999.

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General Note: "Support for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Contract Number NO1-OD-4-2139, TO35)"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Review of the NCI Radiation Dose Reconstruction -- 3. Health Risks of I-131 Exposure -- 4. Implications for Clinical Practice and Public Health Policy -- 5. Communicating with the Public about Exposure to I-131 -- 6. Research Needs -- App. A. Study Activities -- App. B. Copy of the Memorandum from Dr. Charles Land to Dr. Richard Klausner -- App. C. Calculation of Collective Thyroid Dose to the U.S. Population from the Release of [superscript 131]I from the Nuclear Weapons Tests in Nevada -- App. D. Thyroid Cancer in Idaho, 1970-1996 -- App. E. Applicable Radiation Exposure Standards and Guides: Past and Present -- App. F. Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Background Paper.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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