The University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine is the first institution to offer medical outreach and education to Nevada residents affected by the nuclear testing
at the Nevada Test Site from 1951 to 1962.
Above ground nuclear weapons tests released radioactive substances into the air. As a result, Nevadans living in “downwind communities” or working at the Nevada Test Site were exposed to harmful radioactive materials.
Studies show that people exposed to radiation may be at higher risk for developing cancer. Regular screenings are an effective way to manage the increased risk. [Click here for more information about screenings
To be eligible for the screening, Nevada citizens must have direct ties to above-ground nuclear testing whether it be as an employee at the test site or a resident in a downwind county. [Click here for more information about eligibility