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In Case of (Another) Emergency…

The January issue of Health Physics again explores topics related to emergency situations. Back in October 2018, we published a few articles in this area, but there is much more on this topic than one issue can hold. In the January issue, Dr. Stephen V. Musolino and colleagues consider an "Evaluation of repurposing archetypal preventive radiological/nuclear detectors for the consequence management mission," Masahiro Hosoda and colleagues conducted a "Comparative study on performance using five different gamma-ray spectrometers for thyroid monitoring under nuclear emergency situations," Tim Adams and Rocco Casagrande report on "Modeling the optimum Prussian blue treatment for acute radiation syndrome following 137Cs ingestion," and finally, Eugene Carbaugh and colleagues describe "A contingency plan for catastrophic loss of bioassay services." There's a lot to love in the January issue for readers involved in emergency response.

Current Issue Highlights




THE DOSE AND DOSE-RATE EFFECTIVENESS FACTOR (DDREF)

Wakeford, Richard; Azizova, Tamara; Dörr, Wolfgang; More

Health Physics. 116(1):96-99, January 2019.