World Health Organisation - Advice on radiation issues


  • Date: 15/04/2011

The World Health Organisation website provide a useful selection of pages on radiation risks arising from the Japan earthquake. 

1. Current risk  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index.html
2. Ionising radiation  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index1.html
3. Human exposure to ionising radiation http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index2.html
4. Travel advice http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index3.html
5. Health effects  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index4.html
6. Public health actions http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index5.html
7. Personal protective measures  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index6.html
8. Food safety http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index7.html
9. Water contamination  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index8.html
10. WHO’s response  http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index9.html

In addition the WHO publishes regular situation reports regarding radiation exposure through air, drinking water and locally grown foodstuffs. 

http://www.wpro.who.int/sites/eha/disasters/2011/jpn_earthquake/list.htm

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