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High dose radiation contamination — why is quarantine necessary?

You have three kinds of immediate radiation, alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Their penetrating power differs as well. Most of the radioactive particles from that disaster are sufficiently well ...
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Information on the FLUENTAL ® moderator/ shifter. How and who made it?

After looking (without result!) at loads of pages returned from a Bing search for BNCT, I hit upon searching for: FLUENTAL moderator The first reference I looked at was: Use of TEPCs for ...
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Can iodine purification tablets be used to prevent absorption of radioactive iodine (tetraglycine hydroperiodide, potassium iodide)

The answer is yes. I found a couple of studies looking at hydroperiodide function in the thyroid. Both of them were from the same group of authors and from the military, where use of these sorts of ...
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Does the 2011 Tsunami in Japan poses any health risks to Americans?

The WHO put out a statement in February 2013 addressing the health risks. Certain groups of people got fairly high doses of radiation: Apart from emergency workers, the most affected people were ...
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Can iodine purification tablets be used to prevent absorption of radioactive iodine (tetraglycine hydroperiodide, potassium iodide)

A few thoughts about the dosage: 130 mg KI contain ≈ 780 nmol I (100 mg). One of the linked tablets contains ≈ 94 nmol I (11.9 mg). So, 8 and 1/3 of the water purification tablets have the same amount ...
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Is short exposure for a not high amount of radioactivity harmful? Has it benefits?

Nobody knows. There are three main models for the effects of low-dose radiation. The mainstream model, and the most conservative of the three, is the linear no-threshold model. It assumes that high-...
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Information on the FLUENTAL ® moderator/ shifter. How and who made it?

Fluental is a drug sold in Italy. It's a combination of acetaminophen (paracetamol) and sobrelol, which is a mucolytic. Basically, it's a cold remedy. It is manufactured by Sanofi.
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