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Disaster risk management for health: radiation emergencies

Source(s):  Public Health England (PHE)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
World Health Organization (WHO)

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.



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  • Disaster risk management for health: radiation emergencies
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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