Decontamination - Helping Others
If you have infants, small children, or others who may need help washing, wash yourself first.
- Wear waterproof gloves and a dust mask (or other material to cover your mouth) if you can..
- Keep cuts and scrapes (both yours and those you are helping) covered when washing to keep radioactive material out of the wound.
- Wash your hands and face after providing help.
- Page last updated August 8, 2014
- Page last reviewed August 22, 2013
- Content source: Radiation Studies Branch (RSB), Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP)
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