Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Rossendorf radiation accident, 1980
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007
Rossendorf, GDR (East Germany)
Type of event:
accidental exposure to radioisotope
A defective protective glove at a radiochemical laboratory resulted in phosphorus-32 contamination of one person, with a 10,000 rad dose to the skin of the left hand.
- UNSCEAR, 2000, "Annex E: Occupational radiation exposures," in Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR 2000 Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes, Volume I: Sources, UNSCEAR, on line at UNSCEAR [http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/annexe.pdf].
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 22 September 2007.
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