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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311181

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.001.0001

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Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Weapons

(p.152) 10 Nuclear Weapons
War and Public Health

Patrice M. Sutton

Robert M. Gould

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the health impacts of the use of nuclear weapons and the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons today. It describes the human health effects of weapons production. It discusses the control of nuclear weapons through international treaties and other means, and the movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

Keywords:   atomic bombs, radiation, international treaties, human health effects

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