[ RadSafe ] I-131 Patients and Taxi driver

Sandy Perle sandyfl at cox.net
Wed Feb 13 08:01:03 CST 2008

It would be ethical to notify anyone of an impending exposure. The patient would more likely not receive a ride home. This is another example for the need of public education.

Sandy Perle 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Moshe Levita <mlevita at tasmc.health.gov.il>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:48 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] I-131 Patients and Taxi driver

Dear Colleagues,

When I-131 treated patients leaves the hospital they are not allowed to use
public transportation for a few days.

Normally they return home with a member of their family, but if non is available,

we allow them to take a taxi (as long as the traveling time is less than 1 hour).

IAEA BSS 115 Allows comforters of patients to receive a maximum dose of 5 mSv, and the

driver (is he a comforter ?) will not be exposed to that amount.

The question, do we have to inform the taxi driver that his passenger is radioactive ?

Thank you,

Moshe Levita

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