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Prior to the Chernobyl accident in April 1986, little consideration had been given to the practical implications of applying countermeasures to reduce the consequences of radioactive contamination for the case of a large source term and a spread over a wide area. The purpose of this programme of post-Chernobyl research actions was to study the methodology and possible consequences of the various measures used to prevent radioiodine damage to the thyroid of populations after a nuclear accident, in order to propose guidelines for public health authorities. It therefore considered the evaluation of risks of radioiodine release and of iodine treatment, the criteria for preventative treatment of a whole population and the definition of a protocol for the treatment of patients who have ingested radioiodine.

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Authors: GERBER G (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12556 EN (1991) 144 pp., FS, ECU 13.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3067-6
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