The question has now become... WILL ANY OF US BE
The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 has opened eyes to more than a few who now realize that most products from potassium iodide to food and water supplies will become very scarce, if not impossible, to buy in an extreme emergency - fact being, most of these supplies were unobtainable after only 24 hours following the disaster! Manufacturers can only carry so much at one time - in most cases, not nearly enough to handle the needs required of those facing a large emergency crisis.
It's true the US government stockpiles Potassium Iodide tablets by the millions, however, in an emergency, it is only to be distributed in a fairly small radius around the root of an emergency radioactive area - perhaps a 100 mile radius. The rest of us are left to fend on our own.
Better to be safe than sorry.
“The FDA and authorities have
known for decades that taking potassium iodide before or right after
exposure to radioactive fallout can prevent some ill effects,
especially in young children,
who are most vulnerable to thyroid cancer.” Considering its price, it just
seems like a no-brainer. We should have been doing this a long time ago."
-David Lochbaum, nuclear expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. -Source Washington Post
Iodide “Known to Cut Risk of Thyroid Cancer” -FDA
The benefits of potassium iodide in the midst of a radiation disaster are clear. -Source FDA
American Thyroid Association Endorses Potassium Iodide as “Essential” for Preventing Radiation Related Cancer. “The American Thyroid Association (ATA) endorses the use of potassium iodide (KI) to protect people from absorbing radioactive iodine released during nuclear emergencies. High levels of radioactive iodine exposure can cause thyroid cancer, especially in babies and children up to 18 years of age. KI reduces the risk of thyroid cancer in exposed populations. ATA advocates KI as an essential adjunct to evacuation, sheltering, and avoiding contaminated food, milk, and water.” -American Thyroid Association
Iodide safe for me and my children?
It's perfectly safe and has been used for decades by civilians and military
personnel with no ill side-effects. It can be taken by children of any age.
How much do I
take and when do I take it?
Adults take 2 tablets a day only during radiation exposure. Children
should take 1 tablet per day-age 1 month to 3 years take 1/2 tablet per
day and birth through 1 month take 1/4 tablet.
Potassium Iodide and how does it work?
Radioactive Iodine (radioiodine) is produced in nuclear explosions
and comes down in fallout. If inhaled or ingested, it resides in the thyroid gland
increasing a risk of cancer. Potassium Iodide harmlessly saturates the thyroid,
blocking absorption of radioiodine.
Is this the same
as Potassium Iodate?
THE ONLY FORM EVER APPROVED BY THE FDA,
Potassium Iodide as found in Pro-KI is recommended over
Potassium Iodate by the World Health Organization because the
Iodated form can cause gastro intestinal irritation and discomfort.
The 65mg. is a convenient source for the distribution to children and teens up to age 18,
without having to use a pill slicer to cut down larger doses.
Adult recommendation is 2 tablets per day.
2 - 30 ct. Bottles