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Radiation IconDepending on your location, emergency officials may advise you to get screened for radioactive contamination. These screening locations are called Community Reception Centers, and are part of a larger response activity called Population monitoring.

Population monitoring begins after a radiation emergency and continues until all potentially affected people have been checked for radioactive contamination and evaluated for health effects from radiation exposure.

Population monitoring includes long-term tracking and medical follow-up for people who were exposed to high levels of radiation or contaminated with radioactive material. This stage of Population monitoring could go on for many years after the emergency.

 

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