Orphan radiation

Orphaned radiation sources are radioactive scientific or medical material that may have been lost or misplaced. The material presents a hazard because victims may not know that they have been exposed.
The Stanford Database on Nuclear Smuggling, Theft and Orphan Radiation Sources (DSTO) lists 107 sources of orphaned radiation.
Broader Problems:
Radioactive contamination
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
09.03.2002 – 00:00 CET