I AM A SWEDISH GIRL WHO LIVES IN SOUTHAMERICA.
I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IODINE AND IODINE 131.
I AM WORRIED FOR MY 4 YEAR OLD SON.
MY SISTER GOT A THYROIDECTOMY AND THEN SHE TOOK 100 MILICURIES IODINE 131.
QUESTION: I WANT TO PROTECT MY SON FROM IODINE 131 THAT COMES OUT FROM MY SISTERS BODYFLUIDS,SALIVA SWEAT ETC..
I DONT WORRY ABOUT EXTERNAL RADIATION ,BECAUSE I DONT LET MY SON BEING NEAR HER.
I WORRY FOR THE CONTAMINATION THESE PATIENTS LEAVE ON EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH ETC..
I KNOW THAT I CANT GIVE HIM IODINE PILLS,CAUSE THEY ARE ONLY FOR NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS ETC
BUT I WONDER IF IT HELPS IF I GIVE HIM MUCH IODINE-FOODS, AND ALSO PEDIASURE (CHILD SUPPLEMENT THAT CONTAINS IODINE)
DOES IT HELP TO DO THIS OR NOT? OR IS HE AT RISK ANYWAY??
I did some research on Wikipedia and I gathered the following information:
Although Iodine-131 will be eliminated from the body over the span of weeks, the majority of it will be eliminated through sweat and excretion within the first few days.
It is recommended that all items which coming in contact with the individual be sanitized. This would include bedding, clothing, shoes, walls, floors and furniture.
It is especially important to keep children away because of their sensitivity.
Chlorine bleach is not recommended for cleaning objects and bedding because of the chemical reaction.
A friend of mine came into contact with a woman who had this treatment and she took a bath with apple cider vinegar and soaked all her clothing with it.
Apple cider vinegar neutralizes the radiation - and any other type of radiation. It must be APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.
You and your son may ingest foods high in iodine.
You may also want to consider taking apple cider vingar and honey in a glass of water as a tonic.
Earth Clinic, a very popular website, uses this combination for a natural treatment for various ailments.
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