Module 104 Internal Dose Control
Use of Containment Devices
Whenever activities that may generate
loose contamination are planned,
consideration should be given to using
containment devices to control the
contamination to an area as close to the
source as possible. Such devices include
glovebags, gloveboxes, and tents.
Control and Monitoring of Airborne
Uranium contamination is relatively dense
(heavy) so it is not easily stirred up into the
air and quickly settles out when disturbed.
Therefore, it is unlikely that significant
airborne contamination will result from
normal activities (such as walking) in areas
contaminated with uranium. It is possible
for airborne contamination to result from
activity that vigorously disturbs the
surface, such as sweeping, grinding,
welding, and direct, high-volume air flow.