Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

United Kingdom radiation accident, 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1985

Location: United Kingdom

Type of event: accidental ingestion of radioisotope


A technician wearing an iodine-125 contaminated glove cut his finger and sucked the cut finger, resulting in the ingestion of about 0.02 curies. Absorption of radioiodine in the thyroid resulted in a thyroid dose of 40,000 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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