Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:
This fact sheet about radiation emergencies in disaster risk reduction for health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management considerations.
Radiation emergencies key points: radiation emergencies are a health risk to those directly affected; the people can be exposed to a radiation source with or without necessarily becoming contaminated with radioactive materials; effective risk communication is essential to both the public and emergency responders.