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Medical Health -- Radiation Exposure

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View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Radiation Exposure from Iodine 131

During 1945 through 1962, many people in the United States were exposed to radiation fallout from iodine 131 (I-131) from multiple sources. Many of those exposed were children younger than 10 years...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/iodine/
View Resource Genetic Effects and Birth Defects from Radiation Exposure

Discusses genes, mutations and birth defects, and how radiation can harm a cell. It reviews studies on the effects of parental radiation exposure before pregnancy and the effects of radiation...

http://www.genfir2.org/ibis-birthdefectsorg/start/cache/2006...
View Resource Immune System and Radiation

An introduction to the possible connections between radiation exposure and effects on the immune system.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hanford/docs/orderform.pdf
View Resource Making Choices: Screening for Thyroid Disease: Radioactive I-131 Fallout

A decision aid for people exposed to I-131 from the Nevada atmospheric nuclear tests. This workbook focuses on the pros and cons of thyroid cancer screening.

http://www.cancer.gov/i131
View Resource Nervous System and Radiation

Describes how the nervous system works, the types of diseases that can afflict the nervous system, the health effects to the nervous system connected with high-dose and low-dose radiation exposure,...

http://psych.umb.edu/faculty/adams/fall2005/The%20Nervous%20...
View Resource Nuclear Medicine

DOE?s Office of Nuclear Energy produces and sells many stable and radioactive isotopes that are widely used by domestic and international customers for medicine, industry and research. DOE also m...

http://www.energy.gov/sciencetech/nuclearmedicine.htm
View Resource Physicians Guide to I-131 Exposure

The HCHP Web site is a gateway for a wide range of materials for health care providers to increase their knowledge about the releases of I-131 at Hanford and to aid in the evaluation of potentially...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hanford/health_care/
View Resource Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Soil

An article on the effects of and remediation attempts following the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant disaster in the Ukraine.

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botany/botany_map/articles/ar...
View Resource Radiation

The Office of Radiation Protection for the Washington State Department of Health works to protect the public and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/default.htm
View Resource Radiation Fact Sheets

General, introductory, advanced, and technical information on radiation and human health.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/factsheets/fsdefault.htm
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