ABSTRACT

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials   [open pdf - 389KB]

"During Top Off 2, an exercise involving federal agencies simulating a dirty bomb in Seattle, Washington, during May 12--14, 2002, the Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team (DMORT) asked representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance on handling radioactively contaminated decedents. CDC committed to issuing written guidelines for this situation. On March 9--10, 2004, CDC hosted a round table in Atlanta to review issues that should be addressed in these guidelines. Participants included health physicists, morticians, and medical examiners. All participants agreed that CDC's guidelines should address decedent operations in the field and in morgues, funeral homes, and cemeteries. The participants also agreed that the guidelines should consider religious, cultural, and communications issues."

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2006-09-01
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Public Domain
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United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Radiation Event Medical Management: http://www.remm.nlm.gov/
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