Response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threatsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7447.1075 (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1075
- István Turai, medical officer (email@example.com),
- Katalin Veress, senior lecturer,
- Bengül Günalp, associate professor,
- Gennadi Souchkevitch, deputy director
- Department of Protection of the Human Environment, World Health Organization, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
- Department of Public Health, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
- Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gülhane Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
- Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, Russia
EDITOR—Benger's remarks give us an opportunity to re-emphasise one of the key messages of our article: saving the lives of patients with life threatening conditions should always have a priority, as providing emergency medical care for a patient contaminated with radioactive materials cannot pose a serious direct health risk to medical staff.
When workers at Chernobyl, who were in the …
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