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Potassium Iodide and Potassium Iodate – the “Anti Radiation Pills”

The Oyster Creek Nuclear plant in New Jersey just announced an “Unusual Event” due to extremely low tides. The engineers reacted quickly and professionally and reduced power until the situation was back to normal.

However, this does highlight the importance of being prepared for a nuclear emergency. Potassium Iodide and Potassium Iodate provide some specific protection in the event of a nuclear event. Iodine will NOT protect you from massive radiation or fallout. It will however, provide some protection.  Continue reading