Radioactivity in the Environment, 2e - Chapter 10: Decontamination after radiation exposure

Elsevier, Radioactivity in the Environment (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 635-656
Vlado Valković

In this chapter, the decontamination measures after radiation exposure are considered. The protecting first responders, whole-body decontamination, general public—instructions for decontamination and guidelines, treatment of radiation exposure victims, most sensitive body parts and decontamination strategies in radiation contaminated areas (cost and effectiveness, decontamination of buildings, decontamination of environmental terrains and roads, decontamination of domestic animals and pets, decontamination of human and animal food) are discussed in detail. List of references providing detailed instruction is also given at the end of the chapter.