Document Details


Title:
PROTECTING AND CLEANING HANDS CONTAMINATED BY SYNTHETIC FALLOUT UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL REPORT USNRDL-TR-256
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
RADIATION PROTECTION; FALLOUT; TESTING; DECONTAMINATION; PERSONNEL; SKIN; LANTHANUM 140; MATERIALS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1958 Aug 27
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0025
Accession Number:
NV0060028
Document Number(s):
USNRDLTR256
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATOR
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
HANDS OF FIELD TEST PERSONNEL BECAME RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED WITH ( A) DUST OR SLURRY SYNTHETIC FALLOUTS CONTAINING LANTHANUM-140 TRACER, AND (B) LANTHANUM-140 IN ACID SOLUTION. TWO PROTECTIVE CREAMS AND SEV ERAL CLEANING MATERIALS WERE USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE ADHERANCE OF CONTAMINANT AND TO FACILITATE DECONTAMINATION. THE PROTECTIVE CREAMS WERE NOT FOUND TO BE ADVANTAGEOUS. THREE EXPERIMENTAL CLEANING SOLUT IONS (ISOTONIC NEUTRAL SOLUTION OF A COMPLEXING AGENT PLUS A DETERGENT AND GERMICIDE; AN ISOTONIC SALINE SOLUTION AT A POTENTIAL OF HYDROGEN EQUAL TO 2.0 PLUS DETERGENT AND GERMICIDE; AND A 3 PERCENT CITRIC ACI D SOLUTION) WERE FOUND TO DECONTAMINATE SKIN MORE READILY THAN SOAP AN D WATER. A WATERLESS MECHANIC'S HAND CLEANER WAS FOUND TO CLEAN HANDS WITH THE SAME EFFECTIVENESS AS SOAP AND WATER.


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