Pot. iodide to be avail in NH/MA soongreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Read today in Boston Globe: state of NH planning to make potassium iodide avail over the counter by the fall due to Seabrook nuclear power plant; MA expected to follow suit. Kind of low on my list but probably worth having on hand.
-- judy (email@example.com), June 06, 1999
what is potassium iodide used for
-- wondering (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 06, 1999.
To protect your thyroid gland from fallout.
-- Brooks (email@example.com), June 06, 1999.
uh? Make available over the counter? KI is not a drug, it is not regulated and to my knowledge has always been available without a Rx. It's only hazard is to people that are allergic to iodine. Though you'ld swear by it's taste that it must be toxic! ;)
If you want more info on KI read this thread http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000puv and the thread mentioned at the end of that thread.
-- Ken Seger (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 06, 1999.
wait a minuet,NH is recommending people get FALLOUT medicine?how do you put positive spin on that?now before I Andy-out and start freaking,where do I go to verify this?
-- zoobie (email@example.com), June 07, 1999.
Nobody said that NH is recommending it, they're just making it available.
Ken, correct me if I'm wrong, but even though it isn't a drug, you can't walk into your neighborhood pharmacy and buy it, as there's not enough demand to make it worthwhile to carry it.
-- Ned (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 07, 1999.
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-- Evelyn Gehlsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 1999.