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What to do about radioactive fallout?

Wanna get those pesky radioactive isotopes out of your house? Just sprinkle on a little "Nuke Away".

This reminds me of an old episode of Mork and Mindy. One day Mindy mentioned to Mork about the dangers of radioactive fallout. Mork replied, "No big deal, if it comes, you just sprinkle on a little Nuke Away" motioning like he's sprinkling some Ajax. She said "Well we don't have that here"! Mork then stopped and said, "Well what do you do"? Mindy said "nothing". Mork's face then looked extremely puzzled and terribly concerned.

Well today we do have a product similar to Nuke Away. I don't know much about it, but I've found it is cheap, in abundance, effective in water purification and absorbing radioactive particles and it is used in the nuclear industry for that purpose.

Anyways I thought this info was worthy of posting and maybe having some DPers look into it. Its called "Zeolite" and reminds me of a borax like substance. Internet search it. We might have something very important here.

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Great Find! I'll add it to my defenses.

If you want to get fallout off your skin you can get a bottle of Technu from CVS or order it online. Works to remove fallout particles without the use of water. May also provide a barrier to absorbing radioactive iodine if you slather it on like sunscreen before you get rained on. Today it is mostly used as a barrier to getting poison ivy but it was originally designed for the situation we find ourselves in today.
Works on laundry and pets as well.

The Oracle

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thanks for that info,knew it had to be out there
didn't know where to look
appreciate it greatly

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

People read this

I guess people think I'm making lite about bad situation by the way it starts out and then don't finish reading.....?


I think that this info is important and really needs to get out.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Fallout - 1963


Good vid for fallout information and measures


From Wikipedia

Nuclear industry Zeolites have uses in advanced reprocessing methods, where their micro-porous ability to capture some ions while allowing others to pass freely allow many fission products to be efficiently removed from nuclear waste and permanently trapped. Equally important are the mineral properties of zeolites. Their alumino-silicate construction is extremely durable and resistant to radiation even in porous form. Additionally, once they are loaded with trapped fission products, the zeolite-waste combination can be hot pressed into an extremely durable ceramic form, closing the pores and trapping the waste in a solid stone block. This is a waste form factor that greatly reduces its hazard compared to conventional reprocessing systems.


Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks