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Title: Derived intervention levels for radionuclides in food : guidelines for application after widespread radioactive contamination resulting from a major radiation accident
Other Titles: Niveles de intervención derivados para radionucleidos en los alimentos : normas aplicables en caso de contaminación radiactiva generalizada a consecuencia de un accidente nuclear grave
Niveaux d' intervention dřivš pour les radionuclǐdes dans les aliments : mesures recommanděs en cas de contamination radioactive ťendue par suite d' un accident radiologique majeur
Authors: World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Spanish
Abstract: Meets the need for guidance in managing the public health problems posed by widespread contamination of food and drinking-water following a major nuclear accident. Intended to help national authorities introduce appropriate protective measures, the book presents guidelines for the calculation and application of derived intervention levels below which action to reduce or avoid the potential health detriment would not be justified. Guideline values are specific to the problems created when substantial releases of radionuclides spread to regions far from the accident site. Calculated guideline values are presented for seven food groups and for drinking-water, with separate guideline values given for infants on a milk diet. The book also offers guidance in calculating the cost-benefit of countermeasures, country-by-country tabulations of food consumption data, and an elaboration of factors that can influence the distribution of radiation dose in a mixed population. The book concludes with sample calculations for determining situation-specific derived intervention levels
Description: ara published by: Damascus : Atomic Energy Commission
60 p.
Subject: Food Contamination, Radioactive
Radiation Protection
Nuclear Reactors
Accidents
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/40421
Other Identifiers: 9241542330
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