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Descriptor English: Radioactive Hazard Release
Descriptor Spanish: Liberación de Radiactividad Peligrosa
Descriptor Portuguese: Liberação Nociva de Radioativos
Descriptor French: Émission de source de risque radioactif
Entry term(s): Accident, Nuclear
Accident, Nuclear Reactor
Accident, Radiation
Accidents, Nuclear
Accidents, Nuclear Reactor
Accidents, Radiation
Hazard Release, Radioactive
Hazard Releases, Radioactive
Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Accidents
Nuclear Reactor Accident
Nuclear Reactor Accidents
Radiation Accident
Radiation Accidents
Radioactive Hazard Releases
Reactor Accident, Nuclear
Reactor Accidents, Nuclear
Release, Radioactive Hazard
Releases, Radioactive Hazard
Tree number(s): N06.850.135.848
SP4.046.442.633.854
SP8.473.654.412.033.038.059
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018788
Scope note: Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
Annotation: for release resulting in disaster, coordinate with DISASTERS; for deliberate release of radioactive material, coordinate RADIOACTIVE HAZARD RELEASE with TERRORISM; specify geographic location; note entry term ACCIDENTS, RADIATION: do not index here for radiation injuries during radiotherapy or radiodiagnosis: index under specific radiotherapy or radiodiagnosis heading + RADIATION INJURIES
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Accidents (1967-1994)
Nuclear Reactors (1967-1994)
Radiation Injuries (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; see Accidents, Radiation 1995-2008
History Note: 2009(1995)
Related: Radiation Injuries MeSH
DeCS ID: 32381
Unique ID: D018788
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/06/30
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Radioactive Hazard Release - Preferred
Concept UI M0522557
Scope note Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
Preferred term Radioactive Hazard Release
Entry term(s) Hazard Release, Radioactive
Hazard Releases, Radioactive
Radioactive Hazard Releases
Release, Radioactive Hazard
Releases, Radioactive Hazard
Nuclear Accidents - Narrower
Concept UI M0028127
Preferred term Nuclear Accidents
Entry term(s) Accident, Nuclear
Accidents, Nuclear
Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Reactor Accidents - Narrower
Concept UI M0028128
Preferred term Nuclear Reactor Accidents
Entry term(s) Accident, Nuclear Reactor
Accidents, Nuclear Reactor
Nuclear Reactor Accident
Reactor Accident, Nuclear
Reactor Accidents, Nuclear
Accidents, Radiation - Narrower
Concept UI M0028129
Scope note Accidental dispersal of radioactive materials from a radiation source. Accidents at nuclear reactors can involve large groups of the population from dispersion of radioactivity into the environment and through fallout or a few individuals with high injurious doses.
Preferred term Accidents, Radiation
Entry term(s) Accident, Radiation
Radiation Accident
Radiation Accidents



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