Public Protection From Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism

Public Protection From Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism

Author:  Allen Brodsky, Raymond H. Johnson, and Ronald E. Goans, editors (Health Physics Society)
ISBN:  9781930524231      ISBN10:  1930524234
Published:  2004 July | 872 pp | Hardcover

Price:   $ 95.00


Table of Contents

An Introduction to Terrorism

An Overview of NCRP Report No.138 on Terrorist Activities

Radiation Detection and Interdiction for Public Protection from Terrorism

Imaging and Identification Technologies for Homeland Security

Defining, Explaining, and Detecting Dirty Bombs

The Effects of Nuclear Weapons

Facts About Protection of Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors

Preparedness Resources Available Through the Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness

Summary of Federal and State Resources for Recovery

Training Emergency Responders for Homeland Security

An Approach to First Responder Radiological Preparedness

Emergency Responder Training - A Mission Sensitive Approach

Combining Training Materials for Nuclear Fallout and Radioactivity Dispersing Devices (RDDs)

Eight Steps for Effective Emergency Responder Radiation Training

Radiation Instrument Training :Six Challenges for Emergency Responders

Experience with Federal and State Training Programs

Radiation Detection Instrument Standards for Homeland Security Applications

A Life-Cycle Approach for Development and Use of Emergency Response and Health Protection Instrumentation

Bioassay for Follow-up of Population Doses

Experience with Early Emergency Response and Rules of Thumb

Medical Lessons from International and U.S. Incidents

Local Emergency Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction in Rural and Frontier vs Urban Areas

General Considerations for Respiratory and Ventilation Protection Against Airborne Weapons of Mass Destruction

Guidance for Respiratory and Ventilation Protection Against Airborne Weapons of Mass Destruction

Hospital Responses to Radiation Casualties

Lessons Learned From a Criticality Accident: Applications to Homeland Security

The Environmental Protection Agency's Role in Radiological Dispersal Device Cleanup

Biodosimetry Tools Supporting the Recording of Medical Information During Radiation Casualty Incidents

Follow-up of Persons Exposed to Radiation and Radioactivity

Effects of Radiation In Combination with Biological or Chemical Warfare Agents

Rules of Thumb and Risks of Food and Water Contamination

How to Deal with Fears of Radiation and Nuclear Terrorism - Part I: Understanding the Fear Factor

How to Deal with Fears of Radiation and Nuclear Terrorism - Part II: Practical Tools for Effective

Radiation Risk Communication

Understanding and Managing the Psychological Impact of Weapons of Mass Destruction


A.1: Guidance for Protective Actions Following a Radiological Terrorist Event

A.2: Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation

A.3: Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism:

Emergency Response and Public Protection

A.4: Effective Dose Coefficients for Selected Radionuclides

A.5: Gamma and Total Photon Exposure Rates for Point Sources

A.6: Simple Algorithms for Relating Surface Concentrations of Gamma Emitters to Exposure Rates for Circular and Rectangular Areas

A.7: Algorithms for Relating Surface Concentrations of Beta Emitters to Count Rates for Rectangular Detector Windows (or Cross Sections)

A.8: Algorithms for Calculating Fractions of Beta Particles Penetrating Through Various Mass Thicknesses to Tissue Depths or Sensitive Detector Volumes

A.9: Dosimetry Equation Summary

A.10: Miscellaneous Data for Rapid Dose Estimation and Planning

A.11: A National Registry to Expand Professional Effectiveness and Transition to Public Protection

A.12: Web Resources for Protection Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

A.13: Communicating with the Public and the Media