radioactive hazard release


Summary: Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.

Top Publications

  1. Lloyd D. Chromosomal analysis to assess radiation dose. Stem Cells. 1997;15 Suppl 2:195-201 pubmed
    ..For subjects exposed to zero or low doses, cytogenetic studies can provide useful information for assisting physicians in counseling. ..
  2. Butler D. Radioactivity spreads in Japan. Nature. 2011;471:555-6 pubmed publisher
  3. Christodouleas J, Forrest R, Ainsley C, Tochner Z, Hahn S, Glatstein E. Short-term and long-term health risks of nuclear-power-plant accidents. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:2334-41 pubmed publisher
  4. Goldenberg D, Russo M, Houser K, Crist H, Derr J, Walter V, et al. Altered molecular profile in thyroid cancers from patients affected by the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Laryngoscope. 2017;127 Suppl 3:S1-S9 pubmed publisher
    ..These data raise the possibility that radiation released from TMI may have altered the molecular profile of TC in the population surrounding TMI. 4 Laryngoscope, 127:S1-S9, 2017. ..
  5. Matsuya Y, Tsujiguchi T, Yamaguchi M, Kimura T, Mori R, Yamada R, et al. Educational Activity for the Radiation Emergency System in the Northern Part of Japan: Meeting Report on "The 3rd Educational Symposium on Radiation and Health (ESRAH) by Young Scientists in 2016". Radiat Res. 2017;187:641-646 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report the meeting findings on the continuing educational efforts after the Fukushima incident, what was accomplished in terms of building a community educational approaches, and future goals. ..
  6. Wakeford R, Tawn E. The meaning of low dose and low dose-rate. J Radiol Prot. 2010;30:1-3 pubmed publisher
  7. Lu W, Wu Z, Qiu R, Li C, Yang B, Gao S, et al. Physical Dosimetric Reconstruction of a Radiological Accident at Nanjing (China) for Clinical Treatment Using Thudose. Health Phys. 2017;113:327-334 pubmed publisher
    ..The physical dosimetric reconstruction could provide more detailed information for clinical treatment in a radiological accident with respect to obtaining local dose estimates. ..
  8. Rodrigues J, Pinto M, Figueredo R, Lima H, Souto R, Sacchetim S. Systemic Arterial Hypertension in Patients Exposed to Cesium-137 in Goiânia-GO: Prevalence Study. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2017;108:533-538 pubmed publisher
    ..A prevalência de HAS na população de radioacidentados se manifesta de forma semelhante ao da população em geral. ..
  9. Steinhauser G, Steinhauser V. A Simple and Rapid Method for Reducing Radiocesium Concentrations in Wild Mushrooms ( Cantharellus and Boletus ) in the Course of Cooking. J Food Prot. 2016;79:1995-1999 pubmed publisher
    ..Because boleti have a lower affinity for cesium, activity levels were lower in boleti than in chanterelles. The fraction of radiocesium in the juice was lower in boleti than in chanterelles. ..

More Information


  1. Brumfiel G, Fuyuno I. Japan's nuclear crisis: Fukushima's legacy of fear. Nature. 2012;483:138-40 pubmed publisher
  2. . Conclusions and recommendations of the International Expert Symposium in Fukushima: Radiation and Health Risks. J Radiol Prot. 2011;31:381-4 pubmed publisher
  3. Bird W. Fukushima health study launched. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:A428-9 pubmed
  4. Sugihara G, Suda S. Need for close watch on children's health after Fukushima disaster. Lancet. 2011;378:485-6 pubmed publisher
  5. Lawrence R. Disasters at home and abroad. Breastfeed Med. 2011;6:53-4 pubmed publisher
  6. Brumfiel G, Cyranoski D. Quake sparks nuclear crisis. Nature. 2011;471:273-5 pubmed publisher
  7. Suzuki Y, Kim Y. The great east Japan earthquake in 2011; toward sustainable mental health care system. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2012;21:7-11 pubmed
    ..In Fukushima prefecture, where nuclear plant accident occurred, its mental health impact is most concerned and long-term follow-up of the residents' health has been being planned. ..
  8. Chauhan V, Duncan D, Wilkins R. Radiological/Nuclear Human Monitoring Tabletop Exercise: Recommendations and Lessons Identified. Health Phys. 2017;112:580-586 pubmed publisher
  9. Dowdall M, Bondar Y, Skipperud L, Zabrotski V, Pettersen M, Selnæs Ø, et al. Investigation of the vertical distribution and speciation of 137Cs in soil profiles at burnt and unburnt forest sites in the Belarusian Exclusion Zone. J Environ Radioact. 2017;175-176:60-69 pubmed publisher
  10. Boice J. The linear nonthreshold (LNT) model as used in radiation protection: an NCRP update. Int J Radiat Biol. 2017;93:1079-1092 pubmed publisher
    ..Currently for the practical purposes of radiation protection, the LNT hypothesis reigns supreme as the best of the rest, but new epidemiology and radiobiology might change these conclusions. Stay tuned! ..
  11. Herranz M, Idoeta R, Rozas S, Legarda F. Analysis of the use of the IAEA rapid method of 89Sr and 90Sr in milk for environmental monitoring. J Environ Radioact. 2017;177:48-57 pubmed publisher