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Can iodine purification tablets be used to prevent absorption of radioactive iodine (tetraglycine hydroperiodide, potassium iodide)

Can one use iodine tablets made of tetraglycine hydroperiodide to protect yourself from radiation poisoning in an emergency? If so, how much should one take? The CDC recommends adults take 130mg of ...
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Is short exposure for a not high amount of radioactivity harmful? Has it benefits?

Background Radio active elements is the name for atomic elements with unstable nucleus. This nucleus can undergo different processes, each of them probably having different health effects. Problem I ...
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High dose radiation contamination — why is quarantine necessary?

I'm watching Chernobyl on HBO and just wondering why the contaminated workers continued to pose a danger after being taken hundreds of miles away from the explosion site. The initial meltdown sent ...
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Information on the FLUENTAL ® moderator/ shifter. How and who made it?

The FLUENTAL® moderator/shifter appears often in the literature surrounding BNCT therapy. Google offers no search results with useful information on how it was made and whom by.
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Does the 2011 Tsunami in Japan poses any health risks to Americans?

During the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was heavily damaged and it was reported that heavy nuclear waste leaked into the Pacific Ocean. Is it possible that the nuclear waste ...
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How does nuclear/radiation dye improve the quality of my bones' medical-imagery? What is the purpose of a bone scan?

Yesterday, I thought I had went to the hospital for a CT-scan, but apparently my appointment was for a bone-scan (ordered by my orthopedic surgeon, who focuses on ankles). I was redirected to the ...
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