Radioisotope Fume Hood Occupational Risk Prevention Manual

Radioisotope Fume Hood Occupational Risk Prevention Manual

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Taken from the documents abstract:


Using radioactive substances in hospitals, laboratories, industries… has got a great importance at present. Personnel in nuclear medicine and nuclear research laboratories face with the problem of additional radiation exposure through inhalation or ingestion of airborne radioactive materials. Build-up of concentrations of radioactive materials in the air inside the laboratory may be attributed to accidental spillage of radioactive liquids or release of gaseous radioactive substances while dispensing, handling, or storing radionuclides.

To ensure the removal of undesirable airborne contamination, installation of a Fume Hood may be necessary. The use of Radioisotope Fume Hoods is important to avoid radiation exposures of workers manipulating radioactive substances. Due to this, an occupational risk prevention manual about Fume Hood to prevent Ionising Radiation Risks, Physical Risks, and also Chemical and Biological Risks, has been prepared. A complete occupational risk prevention manual in this field will have to include containment and shielding functions of the Radioisotope Fume Hood, in addition to the kind of the exhaust filter.

The correct use of the Fume Hood, its maintenance and the filter maintenance, the cleaning and decontamination, a good radioactive waste management, the technical features of the radioactive laboratory and the Hood location within this laboratory is of great importance.

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