For cleanup of home isolation areas, post radioiodine (RAI) therapy
If you knew there was a safe and effective way to keep your Family protected from radioactive contamination, would you choose to do it?
I131 will also pass out of your body through a sneeze, a cough, a runny nose, saliva, urine, stool, vomit, even your breath.
Any surfaces you touch must be cleaned. If not cleaned promptly, that contamination will spread.
When healthy cells are exposed to I131, they can mutate. Mutated cells may develop into cancerous tumors.
Protect your loved ones with Bind-It, the only cleaner designed to bind and remove Radioactive Iodine (I131)
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Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause I131 to become airborne spreading the contamination
Distance works well to protect others from gamma exposure.
Contamination is a whole different issue
Radio-iodine treatment is intended for patients - not their families. Extra care needs to be taken, particularly with children, to ensure that every reasonable step is made to eliminate contamination others may come in contact with in your home isolation area.
This is why Bind-It™ Patient Care Packs were developed.
Most people’s knowledge of radiation comes from what they learned in high school science classes. Or what they see in movies (zombies roaming Chernobyl), or the media (Fukushima, North Korea, etc.). In short, it’s all bad.
Now you are told that you will be swallowing a capsule of radioactive iodine to “fix” your thyroid problem. But - you have to go home - and stay isolated from your family for several days so you don’t expose and contaminate them.
Bind-It™ Patient Care Packs give patients peace of mind because they are using products designed specifically to remove and prevent contamination. You are using the same thing that the nuclear medicine department uses to remove contamination. It’s like getting a prescription from the doctor.
Is isolation & distance enough?
Other countries isolate their I131 patients in-hospital. Isolation rooms get contaminated. Before another patient can use that room it must be decontaminated. Technicians that clear isolation rooms know how difficult radio-iodine can be to clean - even with the proper tools.
Unfortunately in-hospital isolation isn’t always an option here in the U.S.
Just because we send patients home, we shouldn’t assume contamination is not an issue.
Out-of-sight / out-of-mind doesn’t mean contamination isn’t there.
This isn’t a hospital room -- this is your home.
Patients in home isolation should focus on recovery, not worry about contaminating family members.
Ordinary household cleaners just don’t work well at removing radio-iodine. Worse yet, many contain bleach - which volatilizes I131 - and spreads it further.
Finally, there is a way to give patients peace of mind - and allow them to minimize contamination in their home.
Only Bind-It™ is designed to safely and effectively remove I131 contamination.
Bind-It™ Patient Care Packs come with complete instructions. They detail what surfaces to clean in the washrooms, bedrooms, etc. The instructions detail storage of contaminated paper towels, how to treat laundry, bed sheets, etc. - virtually everything they need to know and do to minimize the chances of exposure to others.
Presented in straight forward, easy to understand language. Best of all, we encourage you to call our 800# if you have any questions or concerns.
* ALARA is for everybody - especially children. With a tool made just for patient use, doesn't it make sense to protect your family?
Feline Hyperthyroid I131 Treatment
Radioactive Iodine (I131) has become the preferred method of treatment for feline hyperthyroidism. It is as easy as one injection just under the skin. I-131 is safe and effective.
The I-131 is absorbed quickly into the cat’s bloodstream and the thyroid tumors take up as much radioactive iodine as they can hold. Once in the thyroid, the radioactive Beta particles emitted by the I131 destroy the tumors, leaving the regular, healthy thyroid intact.
When released from the clinic, the cat will be radioactive. The veterinarian may advise that the cat remain isolated at home for an extended period of time to avoid radiation exposure to family.
When I131 leaves the cat’s body through urine, feces, perspiration and saliva, it causes contamination. This contamination will remain on surfaces for many weeks unless properly removed. Contact with contamination by pet owners can lead to internal uptake and damage to their thyroids.
Pregnant women and children should be especially cautious around potentially contaminated areas.
The litter box is the major point of contamination and it must be cleaned properly.
Cats release radioactive iodine through perspiration. Cats sweat through their paws. Being the agile animals that they are, they jump onto and walk across furniture, beds, countertops, etc. As they do, they are likely contaminating these surfaces with radioactive iodine.
Cats bathe themselves by licking their fur. This frequent “cleaning” will also likely cause contamination of their fur from saliva.
Because of this, hands may become contaminated when handling the cat.
The Bind-It™ Feline Care Pack comes complete with everything needed for 2 weeks of use. Included in the care pack are:
1 - 8 fl. oz bottle of Bind-It™ Hand Soap: Use regularly to reduce the risk of exposure.
1 - 8 fl. oz bottle of Bind-It™ Ready-To-Use Spray: Use on the litter box, floor, counters, almost any surface.
Detailed instructions included