CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.7.3, Radiation Protection Guidelines for the Safe Handling of Decedents

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August 21, 2017 - Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.7.3, Radiation Protection Guidelines for the Safe Handling of Decedents, by November 19, 2017. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public.

This document provides death-care professionals and the public with basic guidance on handling decedents who have undergone therapeutic procedures involving nuclear substances to ensure that radiation exposure is kept below limits that have been set to protect the public. Background information is provided on procedure types, the risks they present and methods for reducing the potential for exposure.

To review and comment on the document, visit the REGDOC-2.7.3 webpage.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.


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  • Each year, many medical procedures using radioactive substances are carried out to diagnose and treat diseases.

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
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