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Decontamination - Helping Others

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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.



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