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Re: Potassium iodide "Radiation Pill"

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In case anybody is actually considering being ripped off :

Not even Chernobyl was close enough to pose a threat to residents of Switzerland. Japan is on the other side of the planet.
Chernobyl caused major problems in Wales!
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Old 17.03.2011, 03:20
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Re: Potassium iodide "Radiation Pill"

se germans have bought all the contamination meters (geigerzaehler) they could get in the past few days.... ok, sure. japan is just around the corner.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...lear-fear.html
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Old 17.03.2011, 08:04
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Re: Potassium iodide "Radiation Pill"

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Chernobyl caused major problems in Wales!
Chernobyl fallout dropped on Canada too...but I guess Canada's not really on the other side of the planet.
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Old 17.03.2011, 08:10
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Chernobyl caused major problems in Wales!
Made the sheep ugly?
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Old 17.03.2011, 09:43
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Re: Potassium iodide "Radiation Pill"

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Since when did that stop people freaking out
True, I'm scouring the internet as we speak looking for lead gloves so I can safely operate my new Sony camera
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Old 17.03.2011, 10:50
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Re: Potassium Iodate / Kaliumiodat

Here's a chemist's writeup.
http://pipeline.corante.com/archives...dide_pills.php

"Well, the nuclear crisis in Japan seems to be causing a run on potassium iodide (KI), and not just in Japan. If news reports are to be believed, people in many other regions (such as the west coast of the US and Canada) are stocking up, and some of these people may have already started dosing themselves.


Don't do that. Don't do it, for several reasons. First, as the chemists and biologists in this site's readership can tell you, it's not like KI is some sort of broad-spectrum anti-radiation pill. It can protect people against the effects of radioactive iodine-131, which is a major fission product from uranium. It does that by basically swamping out the radioactive iodine a person might have been exposed to, keeping it from being taken up into the body. Iodine tends to localize in the thyroid gland, and that uptake and local concentration is the real problem. An unfolded newspaper will shield you just fine from the alpha particles that I-131 gives off, but not if it's giving them off from inside your thyroid. Correction: I-131 is a beta/gamma emitter - my apologies! The point about not wanting it in your thyroid, of course, stands. . .

And this is why potassium iodide won't do a thing to help with the other radioactive isotopes found in nuclear reactors. That includes both the uranium and/or plutonium fuel, as well as the fission products like strontium-90 and radioactive cesium. Strontium-90 is a real problem, since it tends to concentrate in the bones (and teeth), and it has a much longer half-life than I-131. Unfortunately, calcium is so ubiquitous in the body that it's not feasible to do that uptake-blocking trick the way you can with iodide. The only effective way to deal with strontium-90 is to not get exposed to it.


Another good reason not to take KI pills is that unless you're actually being exposed to radioactive iodine, it's not going to do any good at all, and can actually do you harm...."
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Re: Potassium Iodate / Kaliumiodat

Don't panic - Homeopaths are reporting the radiation now hitting California is so dilute it is actually a cure for itself! Should be even better by the time it gets here.
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Potassium Iodide

Is this a required thing to have in your nuclear bunker? I looked online and it seems that it is sold out due to the recent nuclear incident.

Do you keep a stock of this for nuclear emergencies? Am I being too tin-foil hat?
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Re: Potassium Iodide

I have a load of packets of this, yours for only 500chf per pack
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Old 07.04.2011, 16:58
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Re: Potassium Iodide

I've got some homeopathic ones. 501CHF with no side effects guaranteed!
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I've got some homeopathic ones. 501CHF with no side effects guaranteed!

special offer buy 2 pay twice the price
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Re: Potassium Iodide

It's issued by the Gemeinde in areas within a certain radius of atomic power plants (25km as far as I remember). You get it sent to you through the post after you register.

I live within 5km of 2 of them so have a bumper stock.
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It's issued by the Gemeinde in areas within a certain radius of atomic power plants (25km as far as I remember). You get it sent to you through the post after you register.

I live within 5km of 2 of them so have a bumper stock.

shhhhhhhhh don't tell everyone!!!
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I've got some homeopathic ones. 501CHF with no side effects guaranteed!

I've got homeopathic ones with the following side effects guaranteed: fever, weakness, tiredness, swelling in the neck, mouth sores, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, irregular heartbeat, numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, metallic taste in the mouth; thus affording full homeopathic protection from hangovers too! 502CHF.
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Re: Potassium Iodate / Kaliumiodat

How about prussian blue? anyone know where to get it? It is also suppose to be a radiation exposure treatment.
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