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Re: Have you taken your Iodine tablets?

well I am assuming that when there is a nuclear accident public transport may not be running as usual? or do S-bahn drivers travel with their iodine tablets in the cabin?
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Old 20.11.2014, 14:59
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well I am assuming that when there is a nuclear accident public transport may not be running as usual? or do S-bahn drivers travel with their iodine tablets in the cabin?
If you're so worried, why not just carry your tablets with you?

(I know you're not supposed to but we won't tell anyone, I promise)
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Old 20.11.2014, 16:28
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If you're so worried, why not just carry your tablets with you?

(I know you're not supposed to but we won't tell anyone, I promise)
ah well but you see I don't need to, after all, I know where my towel is...

H2G2 joke, in case anyone wonders.
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Old 20.11.2014, 16:38
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H2G2 joke, in case anyone wonders.
HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy, if anyone is still wondering ...
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I hope that if you live in an area that receives the tablets that you bin them straight away and in the case of a nuclear accident, you don't go crying to mummy like the impertinent little girl that your post suggest you are.
I missed this.
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Old 21.11.2014, 09:54
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Re: Have you taken your Iodine tablets?

Got our new packs in the post the other day so the question is what to do with the old ones? Chuck them in the bin or what?
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Old 21.11.2014, 10:55
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Re: Have you taken your Iodine tablets?

Didn't they come with instructions/a letter? I believe you're meant to take the old ones back to a pharmacy, or paint them bright colours and give them to children.
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Potassium iodide 65 AApot tablets by post

I have received the tablets in my mail today. By reading the paper inside the pack, got to know that it has to be taken when an annoncement is made by authorities about the radioactive substances being released due to nuclear plant accident.
I am wondering that I have received it for the first time in the last four years being living at same place. Any thoughts?
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Re: Potassium iodide 65 AApot tablets by post

They are distributed once every 10 years to people living within a 50km radius of a nuclear plant (used to be 20km).

Article from Swissinfo:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimed...ident/41097404

And an EF discussion:

http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...e-tablets.html
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Old 21.11.2014, 20:16
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Re: Potassium iodide 65 AApot tablets by post

Yep - mine came, too ...... and I have to say that they're disgusting and really hard to swallow - plus, my toilet bowl is now stained purple.
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Old 21.11.2014, 22:41
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I am wondering that I have received it for the first time in the last four years being living at same place. Any thoughts?
In the past the tablets were distributed within a 20 km radius around the power stations, now within a 50 km radius which includes the city of Zurich.

Oops, just noticed that meloncollie already mentioned the change.
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Old 21.11.2014, 23:50
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Yep - mine came, too ...... and I have to say that they're disgusting and really hard to swallow - plus, my toilet bowl is now stained purple.
OMG! Has there been an explosion...?

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Old 21.11.2014, 23:58
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OMG! Has there been an explosion...?

There has in TiMow's toilet bowl, by the sound of things.
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Old 22.11.2014, 00:05
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OMG! Has there been an explosion...?

My nearest one is Mühleberg ...... if you wait for an explosion, it's already too late.

A bit like asking a farmer if he wants to sell a field, or asking Beaufort to invent a wind scale.

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There has in TiMow's toilet bowl, by the sound of things.
You heard it from there?
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You heard it from there?
Seriously, dude, eat more fibre.
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I have received the tablets in my mail today. By reading the paper inside the pack, got to know that it has to be taken when an annoncement is made by authorities about the radioactive substances being released due to nuclear plant accident.
I am wondering that I have received it for the first time in the last four years being living at same place. Any thoughts?

The map below makes it clear that the Extension from a 20 km radius to 50 km has put the cities of Schaffhausen, Zürich, Zug, Luzern. Neuchátel/Neuenburg, Biel and Basel into the zones in question






and the instructions are in German and French and Italian
but NOT in English, Portuguese, Croatian, Albanian, Turkish, Arabic or Tamil ---- in short, I fear the worst
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What happens if you take the pills without reason?
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What happens if you take the pills without reason?

Oooooooops, I have to look it up ........................................
HERE I have what you might face
- metallic perception of food and drinks
- vomitting
- squits / diarrhoea
- Bronchitis
- fits of coughing
- fever attacks
- restlessness
- eczema
- conjunctivitis = pinkeye = trachoma


but everything only very short-term and curable with stuff you get in the Apotheke free of recipe
or restrictions

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What happens if you take the pills without reason?
Nothing too serious, and certainly better than not taking them (when you need to!). The point is that your body can only absorb a certain amount of iodide. Once it's full, any excess is excreted. In the event of a radio-iodine release, if your thyroid is full of iodine already, any radio-iodine you injects will pass out of your body quite quickly.

The danger with radio-iodine is that if it concentrates in your thyroid, you've a high risk of getting thyroid cancer. The pills don't protect you against any other kind of radioactive substance.

Nuclear accidents do not involve nuclear explosions. Building the world's first nuclear reactor wasn't so difficult. Building the world's first nuclear bombs took rather more work. There's a huge amount of fear and ignorance concerning radiation. The chemical industry (and coal mining for that matter) produces far more waste, much of it highly toxic, then any nuclear reactor. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend this book.

Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know

The instructions on my iodine tablets were also in English.
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Nothing too serious, and certainly better than not taking them. The point is that your body can only absorb a certain amount of iodide. Once it's full, any excess is excreted. In the event of a radio-iodine release, if your thyroid is full of iodine already, any radio-iodine you injects will pass out of your body quite quickly.

The danger with radio-iodine is that if it concentrates in your thyroid, you've a high risk of getting thyroid cancer. The pills don't protect you against any other kind of radioactive substance.

Nuclear accidents do not involve nuclear explosions. Building the world's first nuclear reactor wasn't so difficult. Building the world's first nuclear bombs took rather more work. There's a huge amount of fear and ignorance concerning radiation. The chemical industry (and coal mining for that matter) produces far more waste, much of it highly toxic, then any nuclear reactor. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend this book.

Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know


I above quoted from the official paper. NOBODY says that People are to suffer from ALL OF the side effects mentioned. If I fear badly it is because I can see that folks in the house where I live in many cases cannot understand instructions in German/French/Italian/English with results as to be expected


I agree with the authorities, that people rather wait and then act as instructed

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