Is home contamination real?

The presence of radioactive iodine (I131) can bring some real challenges around the home.  Iodine can be a very reactive element.  It has a strong charge, which allows it to cling tightly to many surfaces.  This can make it difficult to remove. If it attaches to dust particles, this may allow it to travel beyond the immediate area of contamination, such as the isolation room in your home. It is very important that thorough and effective cleanup be done to insure that contamination is not spread.  Other family members or guests – especially children – may be more adversely affected than […]