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Arizona Crematorium Contaminated By Body Treated With Radiation Therapy

Published on 18 Jul 2019 / In News & Politics

Radioactive materials have a variety of uses in medicine, for both diagnosis and treatment.
An occasionally overlooked matter is what to do with the body after the patient has died, a problem for which there are no federal regulations.
According to the U.S., the cremation rate is higher than 50 percent.
A new study reveals an Arizona crematorium was contaminated with radiation after the cremation of a patient who’d received radiation.
The operator of the crematorium hadn't been informed the patient had received radiation treatment.
The authors of the study recommend that facilities should test deceased patients for radioactivity prior to cremation.

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