DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Protective clothing in the nuclear industry: operator removing her protective overshoes prior to leaving a laboratory. A geiger counter, a device for measuring radioactivity, is visible at bottom right. This photograph was taken at Amersham International, a company which processes radioactive isotopes for various applications, including the provision of isotopes (technetium- 99m, for example) used as tracers for body scanning in hospital nuclear medicine departments.
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