1962 Mexico City radiation accident

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In 21 March–August 1962, a radiation incident in Mexico City occurred when a ten-year-old boy took home an unprotected industrial radiography source.[1] Four people died from overexposure to radiation from a cobalt-60 capsule. Five other individuals also received significant overdoses of radiation.[2]

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  1. ^ International Journal of Radiation Biology, 1998, vol. 73, no. 4, p.437 Online: http://www.reocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8929/Seminars/2009_05_RadiationAccidents.pdf
  2. ^ Planning the Medical Response to Radiological Accidents p. 16.