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General

FAQs About a Radiation Emergency
How you can protect yourself and your family

FAQs About Iodine-131 Found in Surface Water

FAQs About Iodine-131 Found in Milk

Sheltering in Place During a Radiation Emergency
When and how you need to shelter in place during a radiation emergency

Facts about Evacuation During a Radiation Emergency
How to evacuate the area if advised by local officials during a radiation emergency

Dirty Bombs
FAQs about a terrorist attack with a conventional bomb that has radioactive material in it

Nuclear Blast
FAQs about what a nuclear blast is and how to protect yourself

Radioactive Contamination & Radiation Exposure
What you should know about the difference between radiation contamination and exposure

Potassium Iodide (KI)
What KI is and how it can protect in a radiation emergency

Prussian Blue
Facts about Prussian blue and how it can remove some radioactive materials from the body

DTPA
Facts about diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA) and how it can remove some radioactive material from the body

Neupogen
How Neupogen is used when someone has acute radiation syndrome

Acute Radiation Syndrome
What you need to know about radiation sickness

Radiation and Pregnancy
How radiation exposure affects pregnant women and fetal development

Population Monitoring after a Release of Radioactive Material
How public health officials would monitor people to protect the public’s health after a radiation emergency

CDC’s Roles in the Event of Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Attack
How CDC will assist state and local public health officials in a radiation emergency

 

For Clinicians

Acute Radiation Syndrome: Physicians’ Fact Sheet
What physicians need to know about the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with ARS

Prenatal Radiation Exposure: Physicians’ Fact Sheet
What physicians need to know about diagnosing, treating, and advising pregnant women who have been exposed to radiation

Cutaneous Radiation Injury: Physicians’ Fact Sheet
What physicians need to know about the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of Patients with cutaneous radiation injury

 

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