decontamination

  

Definition

Removal of hazardous substances (bacteria, chemicals, radioactive material) from employees' bodies, clothing, equipment, tools, and/or sites to the extent necessary to prevent the occurrence of adverse health and/or environmental effects.

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  • The decontamination process was something really interesting and we were happy to get everything ready to clean and use in the lab.

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  • You should make sure that you are good at decontamination if you are dealing with products that could hurt the environment.

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  • Before anyone could re-enter the office, a decontamination unit had to approve that the chemicals used in production weren't toxic, and that it was safe to enter.

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