Lead Apron Disposal and Recycling Lead aprons are beat up and dirtied on a daily basis. You know that lead is a toxic substance; you can't throw it in the garbage like regular trash. Lead is known to contaminate the air and penetrate soils. There comes a point where...read more
Thyroid Shields: Are you protected?
Your thyroid shield (or thyroid collar) is an essential part of your radiation protection gear. I don’t need to spend too much time writing about how to wear one. Most people reading this wear a thyroid shield almost daily. Instead, I’d like to spend some time discussing tips on getting the most out of your shield and which ones are the best choice if you’re shopping for one.
Heavy, cumbersome, and stiff. Those are some words that come to a lot of people’s minds when thinking of wearing their old lead apron. During long cases that apron IS a weight on your shoulders, and the stress caused to your back is no joke; but did you know that...read more
Did you know your lead apron can crack? That’s right, underneath the layer of fabric, the sheets of lead or composite material can crack and split leaving you vulnerable to radiation. Cracking usually happens if aprons aren’t stored correctly, but cracks can occur...read more