Decontamination

INSTRUMENTS AND CLOTHING Generally, instruments and clothing must be cleaned and decontaminated (vs becoming radioactive waste) by repeated soaking in water with detergents. Some items, as determined by the radiation safety professional, may need to be held for decay of the radioisotope; they should placed in a plastic bag and properly marked to identify the isotope, the date the item became contaminated, and the level of activity. The bag should be stored in a remote location.

WASTE PRODUCTS All contaminated items to be disposed must be bagged and properly marked to identify the isotope, the date the radioactive waste products were produced, and the level of activity. If the half-life is short, the materials can be held for decay and disposed as nonradioactive (4). If the half-life is long, the radiation safety professional should determine the most appropriate way to store or dispose of the materials.

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