Acute Effects of Radiation Exposure Following the Chernobyl Accident
Information on the conditions of irradiation and clinical records of the acute radiation sickness (ARS) in victims of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were reported in August 1986.1,2 Prognostic evaluations of the outcomes of the hematopoietic injuries were presented in April 1987.3 Data on the early effects of the radiation were also included in an appendix to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Report.4 Further in-depth analysis of the clinical phase of ARS has been ongoing. Some results of this analysis are presented in this chapter.
KeywordsRadiation Injury Chernobyl Accident Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Prodromal Phase United Nations Scientific Committee
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