AUTHORWorld Health Organization
TITLEHealth Risk Assessment From the Nuclear Accident After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Based on a Preliminary Dose Estimate
PUBLISHERWorld Health Organization
CITYGeneva, Switzerland
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The goal of this World Health Organization’s (WHO) 172-page report is to estimate impact of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on public health in order to take appropriate actions to minimize its effects on the Japanese population. It is based on a preliminary estimate of radiation doses from a 2012 WHO report. The executive summary includes sections on the methods used to collect and analyze radiation data, the findings, and conclusions. The body of the report provides detailed explanations of hazard identification, dose-response relationship, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. The final sections relate the findings to public health considerations. Appendices provide information on radiation epidemiology, cancer risk models, and dose responses for deterministic effects.

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