What do I need to wash iodine?
To clean various objects and surfaces from iodine, the following things may be needed:
- alcohol-containing substance;
- hydrogen peroxide;
- laundry soap;
- laundry detergent;
- washing machine;
- starch and half of raw potatoes;
- ascorbic acid and lemon juice;
- dishwashing liquid;
Wash iodine from your skin.
First of all, it is worth noting that iodine from the skin of hands or other parts of the body should be washed off only in case of emergency. If the spilled iodine has left a small stain - it is enough to give a little time, and it will itself be absorbed.
Since iodine penetrates deep into the structure of the epidermis, it is difficult to wipe it. If nevertheless it is necessary to do this, then try to wipe off iodine by any means, which contains alcohols. It is good for ammonia or medical( 96%) alcohol, meth, alcohol-based lotion, or even vodka. Also try to use iodine for scouring iodine:
- hydrogen peroxide;
- drop on a cotton swab a little lemon juice;
- nail polish remover;
- sponge with hot soapy water.
We remove stains of iodine from clothes.
Since clothing stains left by iodine, it's best to remove specialized stain removers designed for a particular kind of fabric. Just apply the product on the stain and spread the thing with washing powder in the washing machine. If you do not have such a tool at hand, you can try using the usual dishwashing liquid instead - moisten it with an iodine stain, leave it for two hours and after that - wash it. You can try rubbing the stain with a gruel from potato starch. If a colored thing is stained, you can try to remove iodine using denatured alcohol or acetone. It is enough to moisten the cotton pad with this tool and wipe the place of contamination, from time to time changing cotton wool to clean.
Use of a fixer.
Sometimes iodine can stain and other surfaces. Note that it reacts and is eaten even in many metals. What if the iodine spilled on such surfaces? To wash the stain will help fixing sodium thiosulfate( chemical formula: Na2S2O3).This fixer used to be used everywhere when printing photos. Dissolve a teaspoon of chemical reagent in a glass of water and apply a sponge evenly on the stain from iodine. Reacting with iodine, the fixer will discolor the spot without leaving even divorces. However, if you can not find the fixer - try rubbing a spot of half a potato or moisten cotton in a thick solution of ascorbic acid.