Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
United Kingdom radiotherapy accident, 1986
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006
Type of event:
An operator was exposed to a cobalt-60 radiotherapy source while changing sources, resulting in a 1,500-rad dose to one hand. Reddening and blistering of the skin developed two weeks later.
- UNSCEAR, 2000, "Annex E: Occupational radiation exposures," in Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR 2000 Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes, Volume I: Sources, UNSCEAR, on line at UNSCEAR [http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/annexe.pdf].
© 2004, 2006 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 11 June 2006.
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