Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests

Focuses on impact of Soviet nuclear tests on levels of radioactive contamination in U.S. Includes numerous scientific papers analyzing type, distribution, and concentration levels of radioactivity attributable to fallout from weapon testing; v.2: Continuation of hearings on public health impact of radiation fallout due to nuclear weapons tests programs. v.3: Contains supplemental submitted materials on the problems of hotspots and short-lived isotopes of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests.

Potential Radiation Exposure in Military Operations

In 1996, NATO issued guidance for the exposure of military personnel to radiation doses different from occupational dose levels, but not high enough to cause acute health effects-and in doing so set policy in a new arena. Scientific and technological developments now permit small groups or individuals to use, or threaten to use, destructive devices (nuclear, biological, chemical, and cyber-based weaponry, among others) targeted anywhere in the world. Political developments, such as the loss of political balance once afforded by competing superpowers, have increased the focus on regional and subregional disputes. What doctrine should guide decisionmaking regarding the potential exposure of troops to radiation in this changed theater of military operations? In 1995, the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General asked the Medical Follow-up Agency of the Institute of Medicine to provide advice. This report is the final product of the Committee on Battlefield Radiation Exposure Criteria convened for that purpose. In its 1997 interim report, Evaluation of Radiation Exposure Guidance for Military Operations, the committee addressed the technical aspects of the NATO directive. In this final report, the committee reiterates that discussion and places it in an ethical context.

Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests

Focuses on impact of Soviet nuclear tests on levels of radioactive contamination in U.S. Includes numerous scientific papers analyzing type, distribution, and concentration levels of radioactivity attributable to fallout from weapon testing.

Environmental and Occupational Medicine

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION: Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies.This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health. Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies. This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health.

Textbook of Environmental Medicine

A comprehensive text book by Wolters Kluwer Lippincott covering all key features that are very helpful for the medical students.