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Title: Genetic engineering, science fiction and environmental toxicology in a manga : 'Coppelion' [book review]
Authors: Muscat, Michelle
Keywords: Books -- Reviews
Genetic engineering in literature
Environmental toxicology
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Themes, motives
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Muscat, M. (2018). Genetic engineering, science fiction and environmental toxicology in a manga : 'Coppelion'. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 17(1), 12-13.
Abstract: Various radioactivity alertness programmes and strategies have been developed. These encompass both the medical countermeasures subsequent to radiation exposure as well as longer term plans for bioremediation. ‘Coppelion’ provides a compelling glimpse at the wasteland left after a nuclear disaster and a peculiar new concept, namely that of the radiationimmune genetically engineered human. Before delving into the fictional universe of ‘Coppelion’, it is worthy to note some relevant real life instances. In the wake of past nuclear disasters which led to large-scale release of radioactivity such as the notorious Chernobyl disaster back in 1986, and more recently, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Belgium had announced precautionary measures as part of a nuclear emergency plan, which included providing the whole population with iodine tablets. Medical countermeasures to radioactive exposure include use of potassium iodide, prussian blue, DTPA (diethylenetriamine pentaacetate) and filgrastim.
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