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Radiation effect on clothes

My sister says that her doctor sugggest that she burn her pajama's and sheets used up to 30 days after radiation treatment.

Does this make sense? What is the rational?

thank you, Moria
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replied July 7th, 2009
I donot know what is source of radiation.If there is use of radioisotopes that are used for treating some disease like Thyroid cancer the cloth or used items can be separately kept (till the effect of radiation is over that can be decided depending on dose and when the treatment is given)however a Radiation physicist can better decide if it is needed to burn the cloth (your physician might have told the same taking in to consideration safety of you and your near ones as cloth contaminated by radiation may pose radiation hazard however you may ask the expert(as there are alternate eg segregating the used cloth to avoid contact with others for specific period if the same is isotope)
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