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Preventative measures in case of radiation exposure

As the situation in Fukushima remains critical and may still get worse, I’m re-posting some links to sources of information about iodine, potassium iodide, the Japanese diet, and various supplements. I have not tried any of these and amd not recommending them.  Please do your own research. Kelp is konbu 昆布 コンブ in Japanese.

Some people have expressed concerns over the lack of Potassium Iodide available at stores in Japan. Potassium Iodide is used to protect the thyroid gland from the effects of radiation exposure.

First off, in Japan, most druggist do not carry Potassium Iodide as one needs a prescription to buy it. Secondly, the average Japanese gets more than sufficient amounts of iodine in their regular foods that it is not necessary at all to supplement it.

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Marketing Japan: Potassium Iodide Not Necessary for People Who Eat Japanese Diet

The ever-alert MikeInTokyoRogers reports:

Some people have expressed concerns over the lack of Potassium Iodide available at stores in Japan. Potassium Iodide is used to protect the thyroid gland from the effects of radiation exposure.First off, in Japan, most druggist do not carry Potassium Iodide as one needs a prescription to buy it. Secondly, the average Japanese gets more than sufficient amounts of iodine in their regular foods that it is not necessary at all to supplement it.Dr. Donald Miller reports about Potassium Iodide and the Japanese diet on Lew Rockwell:

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