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The Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Incident (2005)

Health and Human ServicesThe Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist IncidentCDC DV0011 2005Centers for Disease Control. The events of September 11, 2001, showed that terrorists will use any means to cause harm and disrupt the lives of the American people. Consequently, the chance that an overt or covert terrorist attack involving radioactive materials will occur is an unfortunate reality in the United States today. In research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health, as well as surveys performed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, public health workers have stated that they feel unprepared to deal with radiological terrorism. In response to concerns raised by the public health workforce, this program will provide public health personnel with the most current information about the roles of federal response teams and local and state public health services. In addition, viewers will be given basic information on radiation principles, possible scenarios involving the release of radioactive materials, radiation protective measures, and evacuation and sheltering guidelines.
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