ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)37943
CIS number 82-986
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Il'in L.A., Ivannikov A.T., Popov B.A., Altuhova G.A., Parfenova I.M.
Title The effectiveness of decontamination procedures for skin contaminated by 241Am in concentrated acid
Original title Ėffektivnost' dezaktivacii koži, zagrjaznennoj 241Am v koncentrirovannoj kislote [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1980, No.12, p.34-37. 10 ref.
Abstract Animal experiments showed that the effectiveness of washing with soap and water to remove 241Am in 0.05,1 and 8n HNO3 depends on the acid concentration, the time between burning and treatment, and the washing agent used. Most effective was a 3% soap solution which, if applied within 5min, removes up to 98% of the radionuclide. Soap also alleviated the chemical burn and inhibited the penetration of 241Am into the derma and its skin absorption.
Descriptors (primary) skin contamination; acids; chemical burns; decontamination (personal); radioactive substances
Descriptors (secondary) corrosive substances; nitric acid; animal experiments; skin absorption; americium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic acids