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Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:10
Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program
08.10.2020 | News

Nevada RESEP offers medical outreach and education to those affected by nuclear weapons testing. The United States conducted nearly 200 aboveground nuclear weapons tests from 1945 to 1962. During this time many Test Site workers, uranium industry workers, and families living or working downwind of the Nevada Test Site were exposed to harmful radioactive materials.

Studies show that people exposed to radiation are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. Regular medical screenings can help to manage that increased risk.

Services Provided

  • Physical exam from a physician provided at no cost to those eligible
  • Screening tests including blood work, urinalysis, chest x-ray, and stool guaiac
  • Educational materials about routine cancer screenings and other preventive health measures
  • Summary and copy of exam results
  • Referral services
  • Free assistance with filing claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, $50,000 for eligible downwinders
  • To schedule a screening, please call us at 702-992-6887.

To learn more about this program, visit the Nevada RESEP page for details.

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