Radiation

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Environmental health practitioners play a unique role in identifying potentially harmful radiation exposures and examining health risks associated with these exposures. They are an important educational link to the public, providing information on a variety of radiation issues.

This section provides guidance on planning for and responding to radiation issues and events.

CDC Radiation Emergencies – how to prepare for a radiation emergency:

Links to information from outside CDC

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)External – conducts research in radiobiology for operational and medical support of the U.S. Department of Defense and the military services:

Bioterrorism and Drug PreparednessExternal (Food and Drug Administration) – links to drug therapy and vaccines as well as information on purchasing and taking medication after a bioterrorism incident

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.External – organization that regulates and controls the use of radioactive material and radiation sources

DHS/FEMA Ready.govExternal – provides information on terrorist hazards

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)External – radiation protection topic page

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)External – links on radiation issues

The Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice CenterExternal – tools and resources for preparedness that can be used by public health departments nationwide, including

World Health Organization (WHO)External

Page last reviewed: October 1, 2009