Decontamination is needed in order to?

Possible Answers:

  1. Remove contaminants from people and equipment
  2. Responsible for protecting hazardous materials
  3. Inform on health effects and physical properties
  4. Read the placard on a tanker bearing hazardous

The Correct Answer:

A. Decontamination is needed in order to remove contaminants from people and equipment.


Decontamination can be defined as the process of neutralizing as well as completely removing the contaminants from special equipment. It is the most common method used in hazardous waste sites to ensure the safety and health of the people. 

This process helps in protecting the workers from hazardous materials. Sometimes these dangerous materials also penetrate under the protective clothing, vehicles, equipment, etc., that are being used on the incident site. 

There are different types of contamination which are decided by the size, physical state, temperature, contract time, and concentration. The different types of decontamination methods are used, like physical methods for adhering to or losing contaminants, chemical methods for dissolving, solidification, or surfactants of the hazardous materials, etc.

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