A topical applicator composition and process are described that decorporate radionuclides from radiologically-contaminated dermal surfaces and that further promote healing. The topical applicator includes a decorporation agent mixed with a plasticizing agent that forms a covering when applied to the dermal surface that decorporates radionuclides and minimizes their systemic migration. The topical applicator formulations can be delivered in conjunction with bandages and other application dressings.
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.