sure in medical records, tracking exposed individuals, providing long-term care) when military personnel must bear health risks.

Communication of Mission and Health Risks

Because some of the decisions that must be made with the guidance of TG-230 require subjective evaluation, it is important that personnel using the guides include individuals with training in preventive medicine, toxicology, and risk assessment. Trained personnel should conduct separate analyses of health and mission risks. The resulting evaluations should be provided to decision makers simultaneously and consideration should be given to the risk-management options available for reducing or eliminating the risks. This will help decision makers explicitly balance the competing health and mission risks with respect to the military objective. It also will help to ensure that any risk trade-offs that involve accepting some health risks to deployed personnel are recognized and that appropriate medical attention, surveillance, and follow-up are provided.



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