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@Traysizzzle writes: “I hope #Japan starts distributing #iodine asap to anyone close to the radiation…it's not #Chernobyl but its prognosis is not good…”
What do you do with the iodine?
What form should it be given: tablet, liquid, etc.
How does it help your body?
Some info here:
What can I do to protect myself and my family from iodine-129 and iodine-131?
The thyroid cannot tell the difference between radioactive and non-radioactive iodine. It will take up radioactive iodine in whatever proportion it is available in the environment.
If large amounts of radioactive iodine are released during an nuclear accident, large doses of stable iodine may be distributed by government agencies to keep your thyroid gland from absorbing too much radioactive iodine: Raising the concentration of stable iodine in the blood, increases the likelihood that the thyroid will absorb it instead of radioactive iodine. (Note: Large doses of stable iodine can be a health hazard and should not be taken except in an emergency. However iodized table salt is an important means of acquiring essential non-radioactive iodine to maintain health.
Also useful in case of radiation exposure-eat miso soup, miso was shown in the 40’s to be helpful to people exposed to radiation. I don’t know the details, only that it helps the person to heal/not get as sick from the radiation and that it was said to have saved peoples lives during the war. Miso is not harmful so if you have access to it and may be exposed to radiation, might as well try it.
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