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The Threat of Radioactive Fallout: How to Protect Yourself

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 | 0 comments

The Threat of Radioactive Fallout: How to Protect Yourself

Our hearts and prayers go out to the brave people in Japan as their nuclear crisis continues to escalate each day atop their recent record breaking natural disasters.

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Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

As the nuclear crisis escalates in Japan, people across the world but particularly in the US are asking what they can do to protect themselves from exposure to nuclear radiation fallout. Self-medicating with ongoing high doses of potassium iodine is strongly discouraged because of the negative health effects that large doses of this supplement can have on thyroid and overall health. While potassium iodine is useful in the prevention of thyroid cancer from radioactive iodine exposure, high doses are only necessary if there is an imminent threat of acute exposure. It does not protect against other radioactive isotopes that are also present in nuclear fallout.

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