Ricin

CAS RN: 9009-86-3

Cleanup Methods

Protection: Evacuation: Immediately isolate an area around any liquid or solid contamination for at least 200 feet in all directions. If possible, identify the agent and develop a downwind hazard diagram ... Adjust the initial isolation distance as appropriate. Based on the type of release, amount of material aerosolized, persistence of the agent and local conditions (e.g., weather, population density, time of day), shelter-in-place until the initial cloud passes may be the most appropriate course o action since timely evacuation of the threatened downwind population may not be possible. Depending on the persistence of the agent and the potential for condensation of agent from the cloud, evacuation of the threatened population after passage of the initial cloud may be appropriate. /Toxins/
Disposing of your clothes: After you have washed yourself, place your clothing inside a plastic bag. Avoid touching contaminated areas of the clothing. If you can't avoid touching contaminated areas, or you aren't sure where the contaminated areas are, wear rubber gloves, turn the bag inside out and use it to pick up the clothing, or put the clothing in the bag using tongs, tool handles, sticks, or similar objects. Anything that touches the contaminated clothing should also be placed in the bag. If you wear contacts, put them in the plastic bag, too. Seal the bag, and then seal that bag inside another plastic bag. Disposing of your clothing in this way will help protect you and other people from any chemicals that might be on your clothes. When the local or state health department or emergency personnel arrive, tell them what you did with your clothes. The health department or emergency personnel will arrange for further disposal. Do not handle the plastic bags yourself.
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