Bethesda, MD: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, 2003. Ephemera. Format is approximately 3.25 inches by 2.25 inches, with information on both sides. Illustrations and text have color. This is a card with emergency contact information. It has phone numbers for the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team (MRAT), the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), for a Chemical Incident--the National Response Center, and for a Biological incident--the Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) is a tri-service laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1961. It conducts research in the field of radiobiology and related matters which are essential to the operational and medical support of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. military services. AFRRI is charged with executing DoD's Medical Radiological Defense Research Program. Its civilian and active duty military personnel conduct exploratory and developmental research to identify and develop medical countermeasures against ionizing radiation. Core areas of study include prevention, assessment, and treatment of radiological injuries. The program seeks to develop prophylactic and therapeutic drugs that treat radiation injuries and to develop rapid high-precision analytical methods that assess radiation exposure doses from clinical samples and thus aid in the triage and medical management of radiological casualties. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: AFRRI, Emergency Response, Chemical Incident, Biological Incident, Radiation Incident, Medical Radiobiology, Military Medicine, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases