In response to the situation taking place in Japan, the WADEM CBRNE Task Force put together a list of informative links on radiation. The links below present general information about radiation hazards, but also cover a wide range of potential enquires from the general public to health professionals.
Basic Information for General Public and Non-Medical Personnel
WHO - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the radiation in Japan - http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index.html
Updated information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/
Updated information from the UK Health Protection Agency - http://www.hpa.org.uk/
IAEA/WHO - Basic Information about Radiation, Radioactivity and Radiation Protection (2005)
Medical Management of Radiation Exposure and Injury
IAEA - Basic Guidance for First Responders in a Radiological Emergency (2006)
IAEA - Generic Procedures for Medical Response during a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (2005)
US Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.remm.nlm.gov/
Koenig, Kristi L, et al: Medical Treatment of Radiological Casualties: Current Concepts. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2005; 45:6 643-52.
Information about the use of Postassium Iodide, US Centers for Disasse Control and Prevention - http://www.emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp
Planning and Response to Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies
IAEA - Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency (2002)
IAEA - Arrangements for Preparedness for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (2007)
Open Access Arrangements for Further Detailed Medical Information
The US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Library have arranged special open access for Japan for evidence-based responses in the management of radiation injury.