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Response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threats

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1074

Other threats may be more serious

  1. John R Buscombe, consultant in nuclear medicine (
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG

    EDITOR—I agree with Turai et al that radiation injury could occur by accident in countries where disintegrating political entities such as the former Soviet Union leave the debris of their nuclear programmes lying around for an unsuspecting public to pick up.1 2 However, I am less sure of the real, as against hysterical, threat in Western …

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