AUTHORBurchfield, Larry A.
TITLERadiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
CITYHoboken, NJ

In this book, the author discusses the threat of radiological terrorism and provides instructions for dealing with a potential release of radiation. Divided into ten chapters, the book provides a brief overview of a wide range of topics from the history of nuclear fears and terrorism to radioactivity doses and effects. The author defines the role of the first responder to a nuclear event, action plans, and the medical treatment of radiological injuries. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in the field of radiochemistry, the author presents his view of the preparedness of the United States and the world for a nuclear terror attack. Six appendices supplement the text, including an incident planning guide for radiological attack and radiological dispersal devices, a list of monitoring acronyms and radiological terms, information on U.S. agencies governing immediate response to radiological incidents, likely isotopes to be used in radiation dispersal devices, and descriptions of various radioactive contamination monitoring methods.

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