Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Date Posted: 21 February 2012
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

These guidelines were developed by the Centers for Disease and Prevention for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents’ bodies.  The guidelines are applicable for all types of radiation exposure, including the exposure following a nuclear detonation, a radiological dispersal device, or reactor accidents.

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