Potassium Iodide

Potassium IodideDid you know that in a nuclear fallout emergency having something as simple as potassium iodide tabletsPotassium Iodide on hand could actually save your life?

Editors Update: Japan Nuclear Crisis

The nuclear fallout disaster in Japan really got me thinking about how important it is to make sure we have sufficient supplies on hand to protect our families in such a situation. This kind of thing is not easy to find; if a warning were issued the nuclear fallout was scheduled to hit your area in a matter of hours or even days everyone would be scrambling to make sure they have their preparations in order. Most regular retail stores do not carry potassium iodide tablets. Some specialty health food stores, survival stores and possibly camping supply stores may carry them but their inventory would run out quickly in the face of a nuclear fallout threat.

That’s why I went ahead and ordered a couple of extra bottles yesterday (next day shipping of course) since I live on the west coast. I figure it never hurts to have extra for the neighbors or whoever might need them since obviously I don’t need them all for myself.

Just thought I would pass this along as a heads up to our readers in the Pacific Northwest in case the nuclear radiation makes it’s way to the U.S.

Sources are reporting that local health food stores have been  completely wiped out of all potassium iodide tablets and  many suppliers are sold out as well.  As word of the nuclear explosions in Japan has spread, people have been emptying the shelves of potassium iodide and alternative solutions.

After making some calls, I did not find any potassium iodide tablets for sale locally. However, I did end up with some good advice on alternative therapies and even some suggestions that the potassium iodide tablets may not work for the type of radiation we would experience from a fallout. The CDC has a great article with all the facts on potassium iodide, what exactly it does inside the body and what it can and not protect you from. There are also some rumors flying around the web that there are some serious side affects from taking this drug, ironically one of them is cancer – the exact thing it’s supposed to prevent.

There are still a few places left to order Potassium Iodide tablets onlinePotassium Iodide. But I wouldn’t doubt if they’re quickly on their way to being sold out as well.

While I’m obviously not an expert, I like to take a multi-pronged approach when it comes to survival so here’s what I found out in case you’re looking for a little more assurance against radiation poisoning.

Potassium Iodide

Alternatives to Potassium Iodide


Kelp

Several sources suggest that Kelp may be used to treat the affects of radiation on the body. Many “green foods” such as kelp, seaweed, wheat grass or any other source of chlorophyll will have similar properties.

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Rosemary

In two separate studies, scientists in Spain found that nothing fights radiation damage to micronuclei like a simple garden herb known as rosemary.

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Spurilina

“In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity. Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, has also shown radioprotective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.”

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Miso Soup

When Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed with nuclear weapons in WW II, a
follow-up study was done on the health of the Japanese people. The fact that many did
not have as serious health repercussions as expected was attributed to the regular
inclusion of miso soup and seaweed in their diet.

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Niacin

Researchers claim that niacin had been a definite point of study as an antidote to radiation exposure and has also proven to be an extraordinary effective catalyst for the discharging of radiation.

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Read about the affects of radiation on the body here.


SOURCES:

Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness

Benefits of Sea Kelp Tablets

Effects of Radiation on the Body

Niacine Antidote to Radiation Exposure


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5 Responses to Potassium Iodide

  1. Anarchist July 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Actually smart guy at least 4 reactors blew up and the radiation has already come to America…maybe you should get your facts straight genius.

  2. Asaiah February 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I live on the West Coast too… Really makes you think twice about being prepared.

    I bought extra Potassium Iodide off Amazon, and a ClearlyFiltered Radiation Filtering water bottle. With those two things one may just stand a chance against the Radiation exposure.

    Just my $0.02

    Check out http://www.clearlyfiltered.com/rad

  3. don May 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    To be more critical the containment was cracked and or compromised in more than one reactor and as thus the explosions were nuclear in the respect they carried that nuclear radiation with them. They also further damaged containment which ended up in the sea. The impact of which we will not know for years to come. Much of the land they have since found far from the site is contaminated. So technically not nuclear explosions they were nuclear in the sense they were carrying the nuclear radiation from the reactors.

  4. health500 May 30, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    What is exactly potassium iodide. Are they two separate compounds combined together? For example if I a banana and seaweed, would I be getting potassium iodide? Could I potentially take potassium vitamins with kelp pills?
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  5. smartie October 12, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    2 Elements, combined to a salt.

    1. The particles of a reactor blast/melt down

    are plain isotopes i.E. unstable particles of elements like iod, potasium, ceasium..

    During their unstable time they emit radiation.

    You get them everywhere in and on your body, where they keep on with radiation.

    Some of these keep emmitting for a few thousand years..

    2. Some of these elements are essential:

    potasium works on heart-frequency and an overdose can be deadly. Iodine salts are needed to produce hormones…

    So the body collects isotopes, not knowing about radiation and the smart survivors take an overdose of potasium to reduce the effects of just one radioactive iod isotope..

    Yes, theoretically potasiumiodide reduces the possibilitiy of some (not all) cancers, but remember the risks of an overdose.

    Almost any plant and fish from the ocean contains iodine, too. Remember, that not all but most of the available health-supply is imported from asia or even japan..

    The only healthy consequence is:

    - buy only foods/water from other states

    - leave california. No panic, but make plans.

    St. Andreas and the californian reactors are about the same ingredients for some other “accident” like in japan and f r e s h water is anyway short. It’s a matter of time..

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