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A Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the United States and Other Nations

By Department of Health and Human Services

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Book Id: WPLBN0000200224
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: A Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the United States and Other Nations  
Author: Department of Health and Human Services
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Health And Human Services, D. O. (n.d.). A Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the United States and Other Nations. Retrieved from http://worldlibrary.net/


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PREDECISIONAL DRAFT – FOR PEER REVIEW AND PUBLIC COMMENT Detailed estimates of the resources needed to complete each option considered have not been developed. However, the actual cost of some past projects is presented in the report for purposes of illustration only. This draft Technical Report is being peer reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Assessment of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Radiation Studies. The Department of Health and Human Services will not make any formal recommendations concerning future fallout-related work until this peer review is complete.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Page Acknowledgment....................................................................................................................ii List of Contributors.................................................................................................................iii Abstract..................................................................................................................................iv List of Figures.......................................................................................................................viii List of Tables..........................................................................................................................x Executive Summary.................................................................................................................1 Chapter 1...............................................................................................................................16 Introduction......................................................................................................................16 1.1 Background...........................................................................................................16 1.2 Scope of work.......................................................................................................18 1.3 Issues outside the scope of this report...................................................................21 1.4 Organization of this report....................................................................................23 Chapter 2...............................................................................................................................25 Fallout from Nuclear Weapons.........................................................................................25 2.1 Fallout Production Mechanisms............................................................................25 2.2 Brief Review of Nuclear Weapons Tests..............................................................29 2.3 List of Nuclear Weapons Tests.............................................................................30 Chapter 3...............................................................................................................................36 Estimation of Doses from Fallout.....................................................................................36 3.1 Introduction...........................................................................................................36 3.2 NTS Fallout...........................................................................................................40 3.3 Global Fallout.......................................................................................................77 3.4 Comparison of NTS and Global Fallout Doses..................................................109 3.5 Summary.............................................................................................................111 3.6 Considerations for Further Research...................................................................119 Chapter 4..............................................................................................................................128 Potential Health Consequences from Exposure of the United States Population to Radioactive Fallout.........................................................................................................128 4.1 Introduction.........................................................................................................128 4.2 Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation..................................................................130 4.3 Risk Analysis......................................................................................................142 4.4 Conclusions.............................

 

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