|Chemical & Environmental Agents||
Chemical agent information is needed to appropriately plan for risks resulting from possible exposures. Several organizations have developed information databases, including short-term and long-term criteria, each with specific purposes, exposure scenarios,
and severity of adverse health effects considered in their development.
In response to the Earthquake and ensuing Tsunami in Japan, the NPS Office of Public Health and WASO Risk Management Division are monitoring the situation and preparing periodic updates for the NPS.
March 18, 2011 Summary
Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/
World Health Organization: http://www.wpro.who.int/sites/eha/disasters/2011/jpn_earthquake/list.htm
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/ and Http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/isotopes/iodine131surfacewater.asp
US EPA, RadNet: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/index.html
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm247403.htm
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Potassium Iodide in Emergency Planning: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/about-emerg-preparedness/potassium-iodide.html