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Radioactivity and safety

Wherever radioactive materials are in use the warning symbol should always be displayed to let other people know that sources of radiation are in use, since radioactivity is invisible.

If you are under 16 do not use the sources
Never handle a source directly.
Always use tongs or tweezers
Keep as far away from a source as possible
Never open a sealed radioactive source.
Keep a record of the use of any radioactive source
Always return the source to its lead container after use
Keep the sources locked away in a secure cupboard when not in use
Report any accidents immediately
Never point a source towards anyone, including yourself
© Keith Gibbs 2011