This section provides links to information about the advantages and dangers of taking potassium iodide, which may help reduce radiation intake in the thyroid, and, therefore, thyroid cancer. You need to be informed about your options for protecting your family from radiation. This will allow you to ask informed questions and obtain detailed answers.
POTASSIUM IODIDE INFORMATION
- Potassium Iodide Radiation Protection FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Although this site is maintained by a company that promotes and sells potassium iodide, it contains extensive citations of numerous sources, including government studies. This site also provides clear answers to many questions about potassium iodide. Click here for a graphics-free version of this site. (Site created and maintained by KI4U.com, a for-profit company)
- Dosage and safety regarding Potassium Iodide usage contains the full text of the United States Federal Drug Administration Patient Information for the use of this chemical. Click here for a graphics-free version of this information.
- Prevention of Thyroid Damage from Radioactive Iodines provides information about potassium iodide, how it can be and has been used after nuclear accidents, and more.
This information is from the book Nuclear War Survival Skills. Although this
book that was written for use after a nuclear war, it contains information
about radiation protection which could also be useful after a nuclear power
plant accident. (By Cresson Kearny, a civil engineer who long worked on civil
- New Protective
Measure for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents describes how US government
agencies are planning to use potassium iodide in case of a nuclear accident.
This 1997 article does not contain technical information about the benefits
or problems with potassium iodide use. (This information is made available
through the EnviroLink News Service.)
- NRC Grants Petition
to Require Consideration of Use of Potassium Iodide in Emergency Response.
This July 1998 article from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
describes this agency's plans to include potassium iodide in emergency responses
to nuclear power plant accidents. This article does not contain technical
information about the benefits or problems with potassium iodide use.
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