Lead Apron
Cleaning & Care Instructions

Lead Apron Storage Radiation protection

Lead Apron Care Instructions

Aprons and thyroid shields should be routinely inspected for tears, punctures, or rips.

  • It is the user’s responsibility to radiograph this product upon receipt and regularly thereafter to ensure that no damage has occurred to lessen the protective qualities.
  • Store your apron on a suitable hanger by the shoulders so the lead hangs unobstructed.
  • Do not fold, crease, store on a shelf or pile up your apron. This may cause damage and decrease the life of the device. 
  • Do not put sharp objects in the pocket or puncture apron in any way. STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
  • Do not store in a hot car.

Lead Apron Cleaning and Disinfection Instructions


  • Aprons and thyroid shields should be surfaced cleaned only.
  • Do not allow stains to set and dry. The fabric covering is coated to prevent staining, but the stain must be cleaned before it has time to set.
  • Quaternary ammonium cleaners/disinfectants (QATS) are recommended, provided they are alcohol-free and made up in dilute water-based forms.
  • Approved QAT or active oxygen proprietary disinfectants/ cleaners: “Fiberlock IAQ 2000” Fiberlock Technologies; “L ysol IC Quaternary Disinfectant” Reckitt Benckiser.
  • Wipe the fabric with a dampened cloth or disposable wipe with cold soapy water.
  • Sanitizing wipes may be used.
  • In all cases, the fabric surface should be wiped with a dampened cloth
  • Hang to air dry.
  • Do not immerse drape in any liquid. Do not use bleach. Do not use alcohol or alcohol- based agents. Do not machine dry or iron.
  • Do not autoclave or use gamma irradiation for sterilizing.
  • Contact us for more information on specific cleaning problems.

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