radioactive contamination

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radioactive contamination

the undesirable addition of radioactive material to the body or part of the environment, such as clothing or equipment. Contamination of the body by beta radiation may occur through the ingestion, inhalation, or absorption of a beta emitter. Instruments, drapes, surgical gloves, and clothing that come in contact with serous fluids, blood, and urine of patients containing beta or gamma radiation emitters may be contaminated. The severity of the contamination is directly related to the elapsed time between the administration of the radioactive isotope and surgery. On completion of the procedure, possibly contaminated material is isolated and checked. If found to be contaminated, it is disposed of according to institutional and federal standards for the disposal of radioactive waste.
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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has conveyed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its intention to subscribe to the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources.
ISLAMABAD -- The Foreign Office on Wednesday said that the global nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been intimated about Pakistan's intent to subscribe to the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (GIERS).
Pakistan assured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it was voluntarily implementing the Guideline and Code of Conduct on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources.
ISLAMABAD:Pakistan has conveyed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its intention to subscribe to the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has assured the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is voluntarily implementing the Guideline and Code of Conduct on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources, Radio Pakistan reports.
The IAEA helps Member States build their disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS) management capacity through technological transfer and staff training.
Summary: Workshop details safe handling of radioactive sources
With hundreds of legitimate, legal uses of radioactive materials in everything from health care to industrial production and agriculture, Lebanon has long been an importer of radioactive sources.
Discarding of radioactive sources--The goal of this work front was the definitive elimination of radioactive sources that were out of operation and stored with no intended future use.
Scintillators help identify and differentiate fissionable nuclear materials from benign radioactive sources.
China is actively advancing the establishment and utilization of national radioactive sources database and strengthening the life time management and monitoring of radioactive sources.
Summary: SEOUL -- The UAE announced on Tuesday a contribution of $1 million towards the expansion and enhancement of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) and the hosting in October 2013 of an international conference on strategies and techniques for maintaining continuous control of radioactive sources throughout their life cycle.