Pediatric Considerations Before During and After Radiological or Nuclear Emergencies
American Academy of Pediatrics, Paulson, J.A. (2018). Pediatric Considerations Before, During, and After Radiological or Nuclear Emergencies. Pediatric Considerations Before, During, and After Radiological or Nuclear Emergencies. 142(6).
This Policy Statement provides updated recommendations for providers and governments to improve future responses to radiological or nuclear emergencies. It summarizes “newer scientific knowledge from studies of the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant events, use of improvised radiologic dispersal devices, exposures from inappropriate disposal of radiotherapy equipment, and potential health effects from residential proximity to nuclear plants.” Access the Technical Report here: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/6/e20183001