Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Don't slam in potassium iodide pills, people
Nothing like a nuclear meltdown to get people heading for the health food store.
Well, near meltdown…release of junk…whatever it is.
Rep Edward Markey is hyped up urging the WH to provide potassium iodide pills to Americans within 20 miles of American nuclear plants (there are 104 of those, hello).
At present, people with 10 miles are given the pills—IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.
Japan has distributed 230,000 units (maybe more) to those near their damaged plants.
The idea is to take this in advance and it will keep radiation from getting into the thyroid gland.
But authorities say no, don’t take them right away…You should be in contact with radiation…There should be a reason. Authorities! You know how THEY are.
Some brands are already sold out here in the US. Hope you don’t mind getting a goiter, slowing your thyroid and getting fat, or how about acne or a severe allergic reaction that closes your throat?