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Many commonly shipped radioactive materials have very short half-lives. Rather than decontaminating items that may become contaminated with these materials, the items can be sealed in a bag and
allowed to decay to a stable or non-radioactive state.
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User: Many commonly shipped radioactive materials have very short half-lives. Rather than decontaminating items that may become contaminated with these materials, the items can be sealed in a bag and allowed to decay to a stable or non-radioactive state.

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User: Radiation is _; contamination is

User: A patient who has only been exposed to radiation from an external source should be handled as follows:

Weegy: Even though there is no cure, those who have come into contact with such hazardous materials should be decontaminated before transport. The best answer would be B.
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