Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A National Women's Health Information Center featured article (2003)
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"Health of Liquidators (Clean-up Workers) 20 Years after the Chernobyl Explosion" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of the most important consequences of radioecological disaster resulting in an interaction of different hazardous environmental factors. CFS can be considered as an environmentally induced predisposition and vestige of forthcoming neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders. Increased incidence of CFS has been seen in exposed populations in Chernobyl, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides This article, by Texas A&M, provides an important overview of drinking water contamination by radionuclides. Included are facts regarding water safety, adverse health effects as well as potential water purification methods. (PDF file)