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Radiological Medication Residuals
Release Date: October 20, 2004

Radiological Medication Residuals Should NOT Be Disposed Of In The Garbage

If you or your pets are receiving medical treatment involving radioactive materials, all residuals or personal items that would collect body fluids should be returned to the hospital or health care facility where you or your pet received the treatment, for proper disposal. Your doctor will advise you how long after treatment you will need to continue taking these precautions.

These items include: diapers; excreta; kitty litter; sanitary napkins; tampons; tissues or any other product that would be used to absorb body fluids.

Please: Do NOT simply put your soiled products into your household trash.

If you have questions, please call the Westchester County Health Department at (914) 813- 5000.

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