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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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Weegy: Radioactive contamination, also called radiological contamination, is radioactive substances on surfaces, or within solids, liquids or gases (including the human body), where their presence is unintended or undesirable, [ or the process giving rise to their presence in such places. Also used less formally to refer to a quantity, namely the activity on a surface (or on a unit area of a surface). ] User: a radioactive white-I label indicates that extremely User: The potential health effects from exposure to radiation depends on how much radiation you recieve and how fast you recieve the dose. Weegy: What is your question? (More)
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The potential health effects from exposure to radiation depends on how much radiation you recieve and how fast you recieve the dose.
Weegy: What university are you referring to?Radioactive materials that decay spontaneously produce ionizing radiation, which has sufficient energy to strip away electrons from atoms (creating two charged ions) or to break some chemical bonds. [ Any living tissue in the human body can be damaged by ionizing radiation in a unique manner. The body attempts to repair the damage, but sometimes the damage is of a nature that cannot be repaired or it is too severe or widespread to be repaired. Also mistakes made in the natural repair process can lead to cancerous cells. The most common forms of ionizing radiation are alpha and beta particles, or gamma and X-rays. In general, the amount and duration of radiation exposure affects the severity or type of health effect. There are two broad categories of health effects: stochastic and non-stochastic. The amount of radiation exposure increases and decreases with the time people spend near the source of radiation. In general, we think of the exposure time as how long a person is near radioactive material. It's easy to understand how to minimize the time for external (direct) exposure. Gamma and x-rays are the primary concern for external exposure. However, if radioactive material gets inside your body, you can't move away from it. You have to wait until it decays or until your body can eliminate it. When this happens, the biological half-life of the radionuclide controls the time of exposure. Biological half-life is the amount of time it takes the body to eliminate one half of the radionuclide initially present. Alpha and beta particles are the main concern for internal exposure. ] User: Exposure rate survey instruments typically measure in mrem/hr or rem/hour (More)
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