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Practical, authoritative information about nuclear power plant accidents, meltdowns, and radiation emergencies: fifteen chapters and over 600 pages covering everything from the basics of radiation measurement to treatment and decontamination for radiation exposure. Coverage includes: Radiation Health Effects and Treatments, Decontamination Procedures, Radiation Emergencies, Radiation Terminology, Reactor Concepts Manual, Radiation and Nuclear Glossary, Ionizing Radiation, External and Internal Radiation, Veterans and Radiation, FEMA Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course Excerpt, Cesium-137, Iodine-131, Plutonium, Potassium Iodide - Thyroid Blocking Agent, Prussian Blue, and Overview Of Basic Radiation Physics, Chemistry, And Biology. There is material from the U.S. Army, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Defense. Here are just some of the hundreds of topics covered:

Acute Radiation Syndrome; Radiation and Pregnancy; Increased Cancer Risk; Radioactive Contamination; Internal and External; DTPA as a chelating agent; Neupogen for bone marrow; emergency preparedness and response for radiation emergencies; emergency planning zones around U.S. power plants; evacuation versus sheltering in place; shadow evacuations; potassium iodide KI; safety and security issues at plants; emergency classification; principles of radiation protection; radiation worker dose limits; tritium; detection of radiation; strontium-90; U.S. state emergency management agencies; decontamination procedures; personal protective equipment; skin and whole-body contamination; radioactive shrapnel; open wounds; body cavity entrance sites; CDC nuclear reactor accidents and radiation emergencies; exposure control; shielding; alpha/beta/gamma rays; ionizing radiation; radionuclides; nuclear isomers; radioactive half-life; uranium; alpha and beta particles; radiation sources; radiation terminology and glossary with thousands of detailed entries and descriptions; explanations of dosage units like curies, RAD, REM, Gray, Sievert, Becquerel; radioactive decay; and much more.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.

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