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Radioactive Material in the Home

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2006)

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• WikiPedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americium • EPA - http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/americium.htm Information Regarding Polonium-210 Involved in Recent Events in the United Kingdom Recent events in the United Kingdom have brought attention to the radioactive material Polonium-210 (Po-210) as a possible public health concern... The U.K... Health Protection Agency has information about Po-210 and this event on their Web site: http://www.hpa.org.uk/polonium/default.htm Po-210 is a radiation hazard only if it is taken into the body through breathing or eating or by entering a wound... This "internal contamination" can cause irradiation of internal organs, which can result in serious medical symptoms or death... For more information about contamination and irradiation (exposure), see CDC's fact sheet "Radiological Contamination and Radiation Exposure" People will not be exposed to radiation (irradiated) simply by being near a person who is internally contaminated with Po-210... Health care workers who are providing care for a contaminated patient will not be exposed to Po-210 unless they inhale or ingest contaminated bodily fluids... Normal hygiene practices in hospitals for microbial contamination will be sufficient to protect workers from radiological contamination... For more information on radiation protection for health care workers, see CDC's "Radiological Terrorism: Tool Kit for Emergency Services Clinicians" http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/toolkit.asp

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Found around an average suburban home, this brush is used to clean photographs and negative film.  It is camel hair and a small Polonium radioactive source to dissipate static electricity.  The metal strip behind the "grid" has the Polonium.
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Radioactive Material in the Home

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2006)

Found around an average suburban home, this brush is used to clean photographs and negative film.  It is camel hair and a small Polonium radioactive source to dissipate static electricity.  The metal strip behind the "grid" has the Polonium.
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MPX2689_synpic33603: Found around an average suburban home, this brush is used to clean photographs and negative film. It is camel hair and a small Polonium radioactive source to dissipate static electricity. The metal strip behind the "grid" has the Polonium.

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

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• WikiPedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americium • EPA - http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/americium.htm Information Regarding Polonium-210 Involved in Recent Events in the United Kingdom Recent events in the United Kingdom have brought attention to the radioactive material Polonium-210 (Po-210) as a possible public health concern... The U.K... Health Protection Agency has information about Po-210 and this event on their Web site: http://www.hpa.org.uk/polonium/default.htm Po-210 is a radiation hazard only if it is taken into the body through breathing or eating or by entering a wound... This "internal contamination" can cause irradiation of internal organs, which can result in serious medical symptoms or death... For more information about contamination and irradiation (exposure), see CDC's fact sheet "Radiological Contamination and Radiation Exposure" People will not be exposed to radiation (irradiated) simply by being near a person who is internally contaminated with Po-210... Health care workers who are providing care for a contaminated patient will not be exposed to Po-210 unless they inhale or ingest contaminated bodily fluids... Normal hygiene practices in hospitals for microbial contamination will be sufficient to protect workers from radiological contamination... For more information on radiation protection for health care workers, see CDC's "Radiological Terrorism: Tool Kit for Emergency Services Clinicians" http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/toolkit.asp

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