Bind-It™ Concentrate may be used to mix up or refill solution in your spray bottle. To do so, mix at an approximate ratio of 1 part concentrate to 10 parts distilled water. Mix thoroughly.
Bind-It™ concentrate is ideal for cleaning your toilet bowl. Simply squirt about one ounce (no need to be exact here, this is an approximation) into the toilet bowl and proceed to thoroughly scrub with a toilet brush, being sure to get up under the rim as well as the rest of the bowl. When finished, flush toilet, being careful about splashing. Place the toilet brush in a safe place, as it will likely still contain some residual I131 on it. Once you have had your follow-up body scan to affirm that your body is rid of the majority of I131, the toilet brush should be discarded.
Bind-It™ Ready-to-Use spray
- Outside of toilet
- Telephone handsets (do not spray directly onto electronics, instead dampen a paper towel with the spray and carefully wipe the device avoiding getting any liquid into the speaker or other areas containing electronics)
- TV remotes
- Any non-porous, color-safe surface
For surfaces that you spray the cleaner directly onto, leave the liquid in place for at least 30 seconds before wiping or washing away. Remember, Bind-It™ works by attracting and binding the I131 molecules, so give it a little time to work.
Bind-It™ is not recommended for cleaning eating utensils or dishes.
Bind-It™ Hand Soap
When you perspire, use the washroom or touch a previously contaminated surface with your hands, they may be picking up some of the residual I131. It is important to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
Dispense a “pump” of Bind-It™ Hand Soap into the palm of your hand and proceed to rub over your entire hands – palms and backs of hands. Continue to rub for at least 30 seconds, longer is better. Rinse your hands thoroughly under running water until all the soap residue is washed away. Dry your hands as usual or use paper towels.
Bind-It™ Hand Soap is ideal for use in the shower. Perspiration will cause I131 to be released through your skin, so it is important to remove this contamination before it becomes a problem. Regular soap is not designed to remove radioactive iodine; Bind-It™ Hand Soap is. While Bind-It™ Hand Soap is not designed to be moisturizing, it will not dry out skin any more than bar soap. You may certainly apply moisturizes after showering with Bind-It™ Hand Soap.
Bind-It™ Hand Soap is safe to use on most body parts, but eyes, mouth, nose and genital areas should be avoided. We do not recommend using Bind-It™ Hand Soap on your hair, as it may cause drying or affect hair dyes or other hair treatments.
Children should be supervised when using Bind-It™ Hand Soap. Hands should be thoroughly rinsed after use. Avoid using on children’s faces.
*NOTE* Bind-It™ products are designed to remove residual radioactive iodine. Since there is no practical way to test for the actual level of contamination in your home, the best course of action is as follows:
Always remove any liquid prior to applying Bind-It™. This is especially true in the case of urine (the major method of clearance from your body). For instance, if a small amount of urine is accidentally spilled on the floor, first wipe it up with dry paper towels and dispose of these. Next, soak the area thoroughly with Bind-It™ and leave in place for 30 seconds to one minute. Then, wipe the Bind-It™ solution up and dispose of the contaminated paper towels. Put used paper towels and contaminated items safely away from children and pets.
Spray again with Bind-It™ and wipe clean to insure adequate removal of contamination. The rule of thumb here is to err on the side of caution and re-apply Bind-It™ if you have suspicion of higher contamination, or on porous surfaces.
As always, if you have questions about how to use Bind-It™ for a particular application, feel free to call us at: 1-800-542-1123 (Monday – Friday, 9:00A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time).