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contamination

noun adulteration, corruption, decay, defilement, degradation, despoilment, impureness, impurity, infection, pollution, vitiation
See also: air pollution, defilement, detriment, perversion
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Finally, midway through the study, the questionnaire contents were changed because concerns about contamination risk shifted from immediate environmental sources of internal radiation contamination (such as inhalation of airborne particulates; questionnaire A) to avoidable ingestive sources of internal contamination (water and food; questionnaire B).
All it could take is one isolated recall of Japanese scallops or tuna due to radiation contamination to send an entire industry into a tailspin.
Radiation contamination has been found at the Mayfair offices of Russian exile Boris Berezovsky, a friend of Mr Litvinenko.
Mr Lugovoi, a former KGB officer, who met Mr Litvinenko at the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, is currently being tested for radiation contamination.
Not only would the immediate vicinity of Yokosuka be exposed to the danger of radiation contamination, the 30 million residents of the greater Tokyo area would potentially be exposed to radiation contamination in the event of a nuclear incident,'' the group said.
We've done a number of radiation contamination (cleanups), but I don't recall a dial cleanup in the past,'' said Keith A.
He and a colleague returned to the region several times to map radiation contamination in the soil and help plan safer farming practices.
Syncor Radiation Management's Emergency Responder Kit is designed for use in hospitals in the event of a nuclear, biological, or radiation contamination emergency The kit helps protect emergency room personnel from contaminated patients and contains the following safety tools:
The DOE accidentally released two hot metal items and claimed they had been thoroughly checked for radiation contamination.
We certainly think the amount of radiation contamination that was found surprised NRC," Wells says.
Radiation contamination of scrap is a new, but relatively uncommon, constituent that can render scrap charge material unusable.
As Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reactors continue leaking radiation into the atmosphere and into surrounding oceans, the risk of radiation contamination from marine and marine-derived food sources increases not only in the seas surrounding Japan, but internationally.