Thursday, November 18, 2004
Potassium Iodide, KI, can flood the thyroid with iodine
Potassium Iodide, KI, can flood the thyroid with iodine, and prevent cancer causing radioactive iodine 131 from entering the thyroid gland after an accident or terrorist attack on one of our nuclear power plants or a dirty bomb. The use of KI was offered to states, but only 50% of them have agreed to stockpile them.They refused the KI because they felt people would feel they could stay at home if an attack occurred.You must evacuate and take the KI. The American Thyroid Association recommends KI for up to 200 miles surrounding the accident site. That was learned from the Chernoble accident in Russia. The KI only protects you from thyroid cancer, but not from the acute effects of radiation. Therefore, take your KI pill, as you drive away from the accident site. Dr.G. It is a month, and Judge Rehnquist has failed to return to the bench. This is further evidence he may have the severe form of thyroid cancer called anaplastic.