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Iodine - Potassium Iodide
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Iodine - Potassium Iodide

What is potassium iodide?

Potassium iodide is a salt, similar to table salt. Its chemical symbol is KI. It is routinely added to table salt to make it "iodized." Potassium iodide, if taken in time and at the appropriate dosage, blocks the thyroid gland's uptake of radioactive iodine and thus could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might otherwise be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine that could be dispersed in a severe nuclear accident.

What is the role of potassium iodide in radiological emergency preparedness?

Potassium iodide is a special kind of protective measure in that it offers very specialized protection. Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland against internal uptake of radioiodines that may be released in the unlikely event of a nuclear reactor accident.

The purpose of radiological emergency preparedness is to protect people from the effects of radiation exposure after an accident at a nuclear power plant. Evacuation is the most effective protective measure in the event of a radiological emergency because it protects the whole body (including the thyroid gland and other organs) from all radionuclides and all exposure pathways. Administering KI can be a reasonable, prudent, and inexpensive supplement to in-place sheltering and evacuation.

What is the benefit of taking potassium iodide during a radiological accident?

When potassium iodide is ingested, it is taken up by the thyroid gland. In the proper dosage, and taken at the appropriate time, it will effectively saturate the thyroid gland in such a way that inhaled or ingested radioactive iodines will not be accumulated in the thyroid gland. The risk of thyroid effects is reduced. Such thyroid effects resulting from radioiodine uptakes due to inhalation or ingestion, or both, could result in acute, chronic, and delayed effects. Acute effects from high doses include thyroiditis, while chronic and delayed effects include hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 5 ml

Serving Per Container: 24

 

Amount

per serving

% USRDA

Calories 4 <2
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <2
Total Fat 0 g 0
Sodium 0 g 0
Potassium Iodide 130 mg **
Phytogenic Mineral Catalyst

100 mcg

**

Calcium, Chloride, Cobalt, Chromium, Magnesium, Boron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Potassium, Iodine and Zinc
Dosage and Use
  • Potassium Iodide should only be taken when instructed to do so by official health warnings.
  • Do not use as an everyday supplement.
  • Newborns from birth to 1 month 16 mg

Caution

Do not use if you are allergic to iodine.

Warnings

Keep out of reach of Children

Do not Exceed Recommended Dose

Consult your physician if you have are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet

** No daily value established

* This statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drag Administration.

This products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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