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National Cancer Institute summary report about estimated exposures and thyroid doses received from iodine 131 in fallout after Nevada atmospheric nuclear bomb tests

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Abstract

Environmental iodine 131 (131I) contamination from atmospheric nuclear bomb tests conducted in Nevada from 1951 to 1958 exposed Americans nationwide to a cumulative dose of 1 to 4 rad to the thyroid gland. This review summarizes the NCI report on this situation and offers information to help health professionals deal with the report's potential 'fallout'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-298
Number of pages14
JournalCa-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume48
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

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