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Title: Workshop on stable iodine prophylaxis after nuclear accidents : report on a WHO workshop, Helsinki, Finland 17-19 September 2000
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: In December 1999 WHO issued updated Guidelines on Stable Iodine Prophylaxis after Nuclear Accidents, drawing on new evidence arising from the Chernobyl accident. The Workshop consisted of several presentations on the evidence underpining the Guidelines and extensive discussion by the participants, who were all respondible at country level for implementing measures to mitigate exposure after nuclear accidents. The discussions particularly stressed the practical aspects of implementing stable iodine prophylaxis in the way recommended, namely with emphasis on protecting the health of children over much wider areas than the Emergency Planning Zones. The problems encountered vary from one country to another, and so little general guidance could be provided in the Guidelines. These discussions led to a number of recommendations to be followed up by WHO
Description: EUR/01/5020969
DISASTER
13 p.
Subject: Iodine
Radiation Injuries
Disaster Planning
Thyroid Gland
Thyroid Neoplasms
Guidelines
Europe
Context: therapeutic use
drug therapy
physiology
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/01/5020969
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108423
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