Potassium Iodide for Radiation Protection

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 take a dose now, then hold off for a few days.  Then take another half-dose and that is enough, as long as there is no direct radiation cloud.  If there is a direct cloud, take a full dose.  Cut back the dose proportional to body weight for children, pets and elders. 

Iodine is a necessary trace element in life systems, but it is not good in excess.  Radioactive iodine is very much worse, and if your body is depleted of iodine, it will absorb the radio-iodine, which then can cause extremely serious damage.  I can explain alpha, betas and gammas if there is interest.

Do not take this if you have thyroid problems.  If you are worried about reactivity, take a drop of liquid and place it on your skin.  If there is no immediate reaction, you are good to go.  If you have medical worries - consult your doctor.

Net effect is that I have a three dose bottle for 10$ and a six dose bottle for $20.  Call 541-324-7358 while supplies last.

 

Dr. Lenny Thyme

 

Views: 18

Comment

You need to be a member of Ashland Source Center to add comments!

Join Ashland Source Center

About

Earth & Eco News

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.

Beyond SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun: Who Is Actually Growing in the Residential Solar Market? | Greentech Media

A chill has hit homesolar According to GTM Research’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, Q3 2017 was the third consecutive quarter that the residential solar market fell by installation volume. It's easy to blame the “big three” for this downturn -- collectively, SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun (excluding Sunrun's channel business) are down 32 percent in installation volume over the first three quarters of 2016, according to the latest U.S. PV Leaderboard. At the same time, we talk about the rest of the market -- the long tail -- as though it were an aggregate force tempering the downfalls of the behemoth big three.

Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says | Newsweek

A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.

© 2018   Created by Ashland Source Center.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service