UNIT TWO. Understanding Hazardous Materials. Potential Outcomes TRACEM. Thermal (Fire and/or Explosion) Radiological Asphyxiation (Oxygen Deficiency) Chemical exposure Etiological (Biological Hazards) Mechanical. Thermal (Fire and/or Explosion).
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Understanding Hazardous Materials
Gamma / X - Highly penetratingHazard - External - most external dose due to gammaShielding - Lead, steel, concrete, thick layers of water
Example of the penetrating power of the various types of ionizing radiation
The symptoms of these exposures can range from a runny nose to rapid death and are considered to be available to terrorist groups worldwide.
Treatment only after emergency decon
If a rescue is attempted and is successful
with copious amounts of water
responders to arrive
THE RESCUER NOW BECOMES A VICTIM BECAUSE OF UNKNOWN HAZARD EXPOSURE!!!