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2011-07-01 - Emergency Preparedness. Practical Guidance – Practicability of Early Protective Actions

At the occasion of the 7th HERCA meeting held in Brussels on 30 June 2011, the HERCA Board of Heads has approved the document on emergency preparedness “Practical Guidance – Practicability of Early Protective Actions”.

The practical guidance cover the definition, the aim and the rationale of three early countermeasures: sheltering, evacuation and thyroid blockade. The guidance covers the planning phase, the intervention and lifting of the protective actions. The limitation and possible complication of the actions are discussed as well as risk/benefit consideration and linked actions. The tasks of the authorities are clearly indicated.


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