Date: late September 1978
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type of event: criminal act using radioactive material
A female graduate student ingested 3-5 millicuries of phosphorus-32 in late September with the contamination identified on 15 November. The student exhibited skin rash and lesions leading to discovery of phosphorus-32 contamination at her home. Two friends of the student were also externally exposed and had resulting skin rash and legions.
Consequences: 3 injuries.
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