Understanding radiologic and nuclear terrorism as public health threats: Preparedness and response perspectives

TitleUnderstanding radiologic and nuclear terrorism as public health threats: Preparedness and response perspectives
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBarnett, DJ, Parker, CL, Blodgett, DW, Wierzba, RK, Links, JM
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume47
Issue10
Pagination1653 - 1661
Date Published2006
ISBN Number0161-5505
KeywordsRADIATION, RISK
Abstract

Terrorism dates back to antiquity, but our understanding of it as a public health threat is still in its nascent stages. Focusing on radiation and nuclear terrorism, we apply a public health perspective to explore relevant physical health and psychosocial impacts, the evolving national response infrastructure created to address terrorism, and the potential roles of nuclear medicine professionals in preparing for and responding to radiologic and nuclear terrorism.

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