[ RadSafe ] Fatalities due to Internal Radioactive Material

Elsa nimmo Elsa.nimmo at varian.com
Mon Nov 27 13:57:02 CST 2006

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the response!  My question was really one of curiosity.  We
all know about cases of chronic doses due to ingested material (dial
painters), but I couldn't think of fatalities due to acute dose of
radiation from unsealed internal emitters (in absence of large dose from
an external source).  

But yes, there was that terrible case with the teletherapy source in
Goiania, Brazil.  



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