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Mortality of veteran participants in the Crossroads nuclear test

Author: J Christopher Johnson; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Crossroads Nuclear Test.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.
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In 1946, approximately 40,000 U.S. military personnel participated in Operation CROSSROADS, an atmospheric nuclear test that took place at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Congress passed a law directing the Veterans Administration to determine whether there were any long-term adverse health effects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation from the detonation of nuclear devices. This book contains the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mortality of veteran participants in the crossroads nuclear test.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996
(DLC) 96071162
(OCoLC)36066922
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Christopher Johnson; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Crossroads Nuclear Test.
ISBN: 0585148953 9780585148953
OCLC Number: 43477109
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 139 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Study rationale and overview --
Other studies of the human health effects of radiation exposure --
Epidemiology primer --
Description of Operations Crossroads --
Data sources for the Crossroads study --
The participant cohort --
The comparison cohort --
Exposure definition, measurement, and verification --
Mortality ascertainment --
Characterization of the cohorts and analysis plan --
Findings and discussion --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Medical Follow-up Agency, Institute of Medicine ; by J. Christopher Johnson [and others] ; with oversight from the Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Crossroads Nuclear Test.
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Contains the results of an epidemiological study of the mortality of participants compared with a similar group of nonparticipants. The topics in this book include: a breakdown of the study  Read more...

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