ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PLANNING FOR POSTATTACK CONDITIONS: SOME PROBLEMS, PROGRAMS, AND PRIORITIES
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV
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Conditions imposed by massive nuclear attack can be expected to disrupt normal environmental health services of communities throughout the United States, and to threaten the health of surviving population. This study develops a framework to help decision-makers evaluate postattack conditions relative to environmental health. Review and analysis of existing information on probable postattack conditions as they might affect, and be affected by, personnel of local health departments, public health organization, and resource management practices is presented. Anticipated postattack environmental health problems are identified, and priority judgments are made on a comparative basis in terms of level of gravity. Rationale supporting the judgments is included, and both action and research programs to improve preparedness are recommended. Important sources of data prescribed for this study were the reports and working papers of an earlier U. S. Public Health Service Project. Environmental Health Problems in the Post Shelter Period. In addition, four city health departments were visited to assist in analysis of normal environmental health conditions relative to those expected in a postattack recovery period and of the ability of a local health agency to cope with projected conditions.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Civil Defense
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Water Pollution and Control