1962 Mexico City radiation accident

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In 21 March–August 1962, a radiation accident 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 Co-60 capsule. Five other individuals also received significant overdoses of radiation.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/nuclear/radevents/1962MEX1.html
  2. ^ Planning the Medical Response to Radiological Accidents p. 16.