Brodsky Books
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Handbook for Survival
Saving Lives During Radiation Release
and Other Disasters


This is Dr. Brodsky’s 9th book with data and information for protecting health and saving lives. It condenses his 2011 book, Actions for Survival, into life-saving information easily followed by any member of the public. 
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Actions for Survival
Saving Lives in the Immediate Hours
after Release of Radioactive or Other Toxic Agents

Allen Brodsky
373 pages. 50 Exhibits. Notes. Bibliography
 
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This book provides the rationale for, and necessary life-saving information for, preparing the general member of the public for personal and family survival. It also gives recommendations for “top leaders” of government agencies and emergency response organizations to enhance their abilities to protect the public or reduce effects from weapons of mass destruction or efflents from nuclear or chemical accidents. The emphasis in this book is to provide the simplest information and rules of thumb for early actions in the seconds, minutes, and early hours after an attack, before the limited number of scientists are able to assess extents of damage and exposure, and before the limited number of responders will be able to assist individual families and members of the public. The book also explains how the public has been subjected to exaggerations of low-level exposures, provides information on radiation risks versus dose, and recommends public education that would prevent unwarranted panic in the vast areas that might be contaminated at lower levels that do not pose significant risks. Early projections of risks of radiation from the Japanese Fukushima nuclear reactors are included. The book is divided into the following chapter and appendix headings:
Allen Brodsky, Sc.D., CHP, CIH, DABR, educated with a B.S. in chemical engineering, an AEC-NRC Fellowship in Radiological Physics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a master’s in physics, and a doctorate in biostatistics and radiation health, is certified by the American Boards of Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, and Radiology (Therapeutic Physics). In addition to experience establishing radiation safety programs at the Naval Research Laboratory and several universities, writing regulations and radiation safety guides for two Federal agencies, developing radiation treatments for cancer patients, and conducting radiation measurements and radioepidemiologic studies, he has taught radiation sciences, and biostatistics and epidemiology, and been a mentor to over 150 graduate students at three universities. Of special pertinence to this book is his unique combination of experiences as a scientist measuring prompt radiations at the first three hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific; as a physicist at the Federal Civil Defense Administration establishing training programs for responders and civil defense authorities; as trainer of responders in fallout exercises at nuclear tests in the Nevada Test Site; as a negotiator for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1957 of the first joint AEC-DOD operations center for responding to radiation accidents; as a professor and Technical Director of Radiation Medicine managing and evaluating patients exposed to external radiation and internal deposition of plutonium, americium, and fission products in the early growth industries in Pittsburgh in the 1960’s; and as the first Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security of the Health Physics Society in 2001-2002. In addition to his journal articles and many documents published for the government, this is his eighth book, providing data and methods for measuring or estimating internal and external exposures, and avoiding health risks, under emergency or routine conditions. He is a founding member of the Health Physics Society and two of its chapters. Among his awards for contributions to teaching, research and radiation safety practice are the Robley Evans Medal of the Health Physics Society, the Radiation Science and Technology Award of the American Nuclear Society, the Vicennial Medal of Georgetown University, and the Distinguished Graduate Award of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.
Chapter 1 - An Unpleasant Truth
Chapter 2 - Why Prepare Yourself for Personal and Family Protection
Chapter 3 - A Few New Words to Remember
Chapter 4 - Some Basic Information About Radiation Risks
Chapter 5 - Basic Information about WMD That Can Save Life
Chapter 6 - Actions for Those Who Do Not Want to Bother with Much
Preparation
Chapter 7 - Additional Preparations Before an Attack That Would Reduce
Risks
Chapter 8 - The Importance of Wearing Self-Reading Pocket Exposure
Monitors (or “Pocket Dosimeters”)
Chapter 9 - Summary of Life Saving Actions for Laymen and Leaders
Appendix A – More Word Definitions and Concepts for Further Reading
Appendix B – A Reprint of Presentations Given In Early Civil Defense Training
Appendix C – Poster: Actions That You, The Public, Can Take for Protection in a
Terrorist Attack
Appendix D – A Sample of Ted Rockwell’s Socratic Answers to Radiation Myths
Appendix E – Summary of Problems with the New SI Units in Regard to USA
Homeland Security
Appendix F – List of Companies Selling Instruments and Protective Equipment Which Can Be Helpful in Personal Preparations
Appendix G– Copies of Purchasing and Specification Information for Self-
Indicating Colorimetric Personal Monitors
Appendix H – Department of Homeland Security Planning Guidance
Appendix I – Late Breaking News
Afterwords
References
About the Author

Allen Brodsky, Sc.D., CHP, CIH, DABR, educated with a B.S. in chemical engineering, an AEC-NRC Fellowship in Radiological Physics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a master’s in physics, and a doctorate in biostatistics and radiation health, is certified by the American Boards of Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, and Radiology (Therapeutic Physics). In addition to experience establishing radiation safety programs at the Naval Research Laboratory and several universities, writing regulations and radiation safety guides for two Federal agencies, developing radiation treatments for cancer patients, and conducting radiation measurements and radioepidemiologic studies, he has taught radiation sciences, and biostatistics and epidemiology, and been a mentor to over 150 graduate students at three universities. Of special pertinence to this book is his unique combination of experiences as a scientist measuring prompt radiations at the first three hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific; as a physicist at the Federal Civil Defense Administration establishing training programs for responders and civil defense authorities; as trainer of responders in fallout exercises at nuclear tests in the Nevada Test Site; as a negotiator for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1957 of the first joint AEC-DOD operations center for responding to radiation accidents; as a professor and Technical Director of Radiation Medicine managing and evaluating patients exposed to external radiation and internal deposition of plutonium, americium, and fission products in the early growth industries in Pittsburgh in the 1960’s; and as the first Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security of the Health Physics Society in 2001-2002. In addition to his journal articles and many documents published for the government, this is his eighth book, providing data and methods for measuring or estimating internal and external exposures, and avoiding health risks, under emergency or routine conditions. He is a founding member of the Health Physics Society and two of its chapters. Among his awards for contributions to teaching, research and radiation safety practice are the Robley Evans Medal of the Health Physics Society, the Radiation Science and Technology Award of the American Nuclear Society, the Vicennial Medal of Georgetown University, and the Distinguished Graduate Award of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.

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