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Potassium Iodine

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Chris Kirkham

U.S. Rules On Radiation Pills Vary Widely From State To State | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Potassium iodide pills have played a central role in Japan's nuclear response. And they've contributed to widespread paranoia in the Unite...

Who Needs Iodine, And When

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The iodine defense works against the threat of I-131, and the Japanese in the affected area should be using it. We in the U.S. should not. But we should understand it, so it's there for us if ever we need it. I certainly hope we don't.

Japan Crisis Spikes Demand For Radiation Pills

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Japan's nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the U.S. and a few other places for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiat...

A Nuclear Accident Prescription: Why Japan Has Distributed Potassium Iodide Doses

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The tragic events connected with Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami have been compounded by the threat of nuclear contamination.