Types of contamination
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One of the most common environments that incorporate contamination control into its standard protocol is the clean room. There are many preventive procedures in place within a clean room environment. Contamination control is also an important asset for industrial laboratories in the pharmaceutical and life science sectors. Other places of use include automotive paint shops, entrances to industrial kitchens and food service providers, many manufacturing areas, and electronic component assembly areas. Decontamination is the process of removing or neutralizing contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment. Decontamination protects end users from hazardous substances that may contaminate and eventually permeate the protective clothing, respiratory equipment, tools, vehicles, and other equipment used in the vicinity of the chemical hazard. Protective clothing or equipment reuse depends on demonstrating that adequate decontamination has taken place. Decontamination methods vary in their effectiveness, and unfortunately there are no completely accurate methods for nondestructively evaluating clothing or equipment contamination levels.