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Spectrum techniques is required by 10 CFR 30.19(d) to “set forth appropriate additional radiation safety precautions and instructions relating to the handling, use, storage, and disposal of the radioactive material.”

All radioactive material manufactured and distributed by Spectrum Techniques conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in the following regulations:

  • 10 CFR 30.18, Exempt Quantities
  • 10 CFR 30.19, Same: Conditions of Licenses
  • 10 CFR 30.71, Schedule B Exempt Quantities
  • 10 CFR 110, Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material

All products containing radioactive material, manufactured by Spectrum Techniques, are exempt from all U.S. NRC and/or Agreement State licensing requirements.

The quantities of radioactive material used in these products are extremely small and present no known radiation hazard. Nevertheless, it is still a good practice to minimize exposure by following the basic health physics principle of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) and use time, distance, and shielding when handling these products.

Radioactive Material — Not for human use — introduction into foods, beverages, cosmetics, drugs, or medicinals, or into products manufactured for commercial distribution is prohibited — Exempt Quantities Should Not be Combined.

Products that contain radioactive material should only be used by, or under the supervision of a responsible person in an authorized area.

Solid, sealed exempt quantity sources require no special handling instructions. However, when working with liquid sources, gloves, safety glasses, and laboratory coats are recommended.

Eating, drinking, and smoking should be prohibited in areas where radioactive materials are used and/or stored.

All radioactive material should be securely stored when not in use.

Do not expose sources to harsh chemicals or extreme temperature changes.