Saturday, March 12, 2011

Will Iodine Help in the Case of Radiation Exposure? reports:

....after a radiological event, radioactive iodine may be released into the atmosphere. It can then enter a human body by being breathed into the lungs, or being ingested through contaminated food or water. The CDC calls that “internal contamination.” The thyroid gland could be easily damaged by the chemical, as it readily absorbed iodine, but the potassium iodine blocks the radioactive iodine from being taken into the gland....

However, potassium iodine cannot protect against radioactive agents, such as cesium, which was also released in the Japanese reactor explosion. It cannot prevent an agent from entering the body and damaging other portions, such as the lungs if ingested via breathing. It cannot reverse the damage caused by radioactive iodine once it has been done to the thyroid...According to the FDA (so take if for what it is worth), the following doses are appropriate to take after internal contamination with (or likely internal contamination with) radioactive iodine:

•Adults should take 130 mg (one 130 mg tablet OR two 65 mg tablets OR two mL of solution).

•Women who are breastfeeding should take the adult dose of 130 mg.

•Children between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65 mg (one 65 mg tablet OR 1 mL of solution). Children who are adult size (greater than or equal to 150 pounds) should take the full adult dose, regardless of their age.

•Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32 mg (½ of a 65 mg tablet OR ½ mL of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing infants and children.

•Newborns from birth to 1 month of age should be given 16 mg (¼ of a 65 mg tablet or ¼ mL of solution). This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing newborn infants.


  1. Hmm.. Japan, US, and radiation.

    There's a joke in there somewhere...

  2. After WW2, Japan discovered that those who took Chlorella had lessened effects of radiation poisoning. This shouldn't be surprising since (broken cell wall) Chlorella is one of the few things to help the body remove heavy metals, and what I'd recommend to anyone forced to take vaccines.