Population monitoring is a process that would begin after a radiation incident.
Some of the activities performed at a community reception center for population monitoring include
Detecting the presence of radioactive contamination on the body or clothing
Removal of radioactive contamination
Performing epidemiological tracking for long-term health effects
Local and state resources to perform population monitoring are limited.
Radiation professionals serving as volunteers, integrated with existing volunteer mechanisms such as the
Medical Reserve Corps, could provide needed expertise to augment the public health response at community reception centers
for population monitoring.