Prayers for Japan - but expect that things will mutate. Nuclear chemistry is about the transmutation of elements - there are several decay sequences that take uranium to lead with a myriad of by-products on the way. These radio nuclides have different emissions with different half-lives - when an emission occurs, the element changes to a different element and has a new…Continue
Posted on March 16, 2011 at 2:00pm
Welcome to a brave new whirled. The nuclear melt-down in Japan has sent ripples through Ashland, as the antidote for Iodine radiation poisoning blew off the store shelves. This local chemist rides to the rescue by making 1000 CDC doses of Potassium Iodide for the local Southern Oregon community.
The idea of using potassium iodide is to prevent your body from absorbing radioactive iodine. The amount in a single dose is 135 mg KI - this is a lot of iodide. My recommendation is to…Continue
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