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The long-term environmental and medical effects of nuclear war

The long-term environmental and medical effects of nuclear war

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Published by British Medical Association in London .
Written in English


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Statementreport of the British Medical Association Board of Science and Education.
ContributionsBritish Medical Association. Board of Science and Education.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14399139M

A nuclear war would involve such prodigious and concentrated short term release of high temperature energy that it is necessary to consider a variety of potential environmental effects. It is true that the energy of nuclear weapons is dwarfed by many natural phenomena. A large hurricane may have the power of a million hydrogen bombs. The environmental impact of nuclear power results from the nuclear fuel cycle, operation, and the effects of nuclear accidents.. The greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear fission power are much smaller than those associated with coal, oil and gas, and the routine health risks are much smaller than those associated with coal. However, there is a "catastrophic risk" potential if containment.

  You have asked whether it is legal to start a nuclear war, given its environmental effects. Tell us about the impacts of such a war on climate change. So far, nuclear Author: FSI Stanford.   Although the global nuclear arsenal was reduced by about 75 percent following the end of the Cold War in the s, there are still ab nuclear weapons distributed among nine nations.

The scientific report documenting the devastation that would be caused by a nuclear war and the catastrophic effects it would have on health. The report, which incorporates the views of 14 leading medical and scientific experts, has been revised to include the results of several recent studies, including new work demonstrating climatic effects. Scientists and physicians are still studying the survivors of the bombs dropped on Japan and expect more results to appear over time. In the s, scientists assessed the possible effects of nuclear warfare (many nuclear bombs exploding in different parts of the world) and proposed the theory that a nuclear winter could occur. In the nuclear-winter scenario, the explosion of many bombs would.


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Long-term and. To help clarify this issue, the Congress, in P.L.directed the Secretary of Defense to request from the NRC a study of the anticipated health and environmental effects of nuclear earth-penetrators and other weapons and the effect of both conventional and nuclear weapons against the storage of biological and chemical weapons.

Nuclear weapons, the most extreme technology, have been shown in careful theoretical studies to be capable, even in limited regional use, of destroying vast sections of the world's environment.

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Shelton (in he was the Technical Director of the U.S. Armed Forces Special Weapons Project or AFSWP, and was in charge of the s American nuclear weapons effects tests in the Nevada and in the Pacific.

Nuclear war would also result in various long range effects, beyond the range of blast, heat and local fallout. These effects - effects hundreds or thousands of kilometres from nuclear explosions - are known as 'global' effects. The most well known is global radioactive fallout.

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Medical Consequences of Nuclear Warfare is the second volume of Part 1, Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty. we are less likely to use them in a global thermonuclear war. However, maintaining this deterrent carries its own high price.

8 Psychological Factors in Nuclear Warfare. 9 Long-term and Low-level Effects of Ionizing Radiation. available knowledge on the possible effects of a nuclear war. It concentrate strictld oyn the scientific aspects of the problem, such as the physical characteristics of nuclear explosion ans d their effect o n health,management of casualties, and short- and long-term effects of a nuclear war on health and health services.

PREVENTIVE MEDIC () The Short-Term Effects of Nuclear War: The Medical Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki1 JOHN 0. PASTORE, M.D.2 Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts II and Cardiology Division, St.

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