iodine-131


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Noun1.iodine-131 - heavy radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 8 days; used in a sodium salt to diagnose thyroid disease and to treat goiter
radioisotope - a radioactive isotope of an element; produced either naturally or artificially
atomic number 53, I, iodin, iodine - a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
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Beta- Emitters are currently limited to four beta emitters, yttrium-90 and iodine-131 which are used in treatment of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, samarium-153-EDTMP and strontium-89-chloride for palliation of bone metastases.
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In this research, nanocarriers made of gold nanorods with a coating of polyethylene glycol (PEG) were produced and labeled with iodine-131 isotope, and its tissue distribution in the body was investigated by the researchers.
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The committee also said for the 12 workers who were estimated to have received absorbed doses to the thyroid from iodine-131 intake alone in the range of 2 to 12 gray, "an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer and other thyroid disorders can be inferred.
Iodine deficiency is a common cause of the condition, and iodine-131 present in nuclear fallout is a risk factor for hypothyroidism.
Over a seven-hour period, 7,780 curies of iodine-131 and 20,000 curies of xenon-133 were released.
Whereas the isotope iodine-131 has a half-life of around eight days -- in other words, after eight days half of a sample of iodine-131 will have transformed into the more stable xenon-131 -- cesium-134 and cesium-137 have half-lives of two years and 30 years, respectively.
Iodine-131, known as I-131, is a radioactive isotope commonly released after nuclear power plant disasters.
The iodine-131 particles do not pose a public health risk, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
Austria's Health Ministry and the Czech radiation protection agency said they had been detecting iodine-131 since the second half of October in the atmosphere, and that its calculations pointed to a source in south-eastern Europe.
According to NewScientist, in case of Chernobyl disaster about ten million children in the region around the plant were exposed to high levels of iodine-131, and many received more than 100 times the maximum dose recorded in Japan.