[ RadSafe ] Polonium poisoning case sheds light on infection control practices

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Tue Sep 13 10:32:13 CDT 2011

At 04:47 AM 9/13/2011, you wrote:
>I have always said that Infection Control specialists need to spend 
>some time in a laboratory that handles radioactive 
>material...  After spending some time working at a hospital I 
>realized that they really don't understand contamination control...
One advantage that we have is that we can detect small amounts of 
radioactive material with some ease with modern survey instruments. 
That is not so easy with viruses and bacteria.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
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