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Briefing Date:02/10/2003
Topic:Exposure of the American Population to Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests: A Review of the CDC-NCI Draft Report on a Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the United States and Other Nations

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radiation Effects Research
Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests

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Congressional Briefing
Monday, February 10, 2003 -- 11:00 a.m.
731 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

on

Exposure of the American Population to Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests:
A Review of the CDC-NCI Draft Report on a Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences
to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the
United States and Other Nations

by

Willam J. Schull, Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, and Chair, Committee to Review the CDC-NCI Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences from Nuclear Weapons Tests, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

This new report, from the National Research Council, reviews a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that estimates the number of Americans who may have developed cancer after being exposed to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 11, 2003 and can be found in full text on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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