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Title Mortality of veteran participants in the Crossroads nuclear test / 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
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996


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
Summary 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 results of an extensive epidemiological study of the mortality of participants compared with a similar group of nonparticipants. Topics of discussion include a breakdown of the study rationale; an overview of other studies of veteran participants in nuclear tests; and descriptions of Operation CROSSROADS, data sources for the study, participant and comparison cohorts, exposure details, mortality ascertainment, and findings and conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946 -- Health aspects
Radioactive fallout -- Health aspects
Nuclear warfare.
Radioactive Fallout -- adverse effects
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced -- mortality
Leukemia, Radiation-Induced -- mortality
Nuclear Warfare
nuclear wars.
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
Nuclear warfare
Radioactive fallout -- Health aspects
Marshall Islands
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, J. Christopher.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Crossroads Nuclear Test.
LC no. 96071162
ISBN 0585148953