IOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets USP, 130 mg, 14 Count
- IOSAT (Potassium iodide tablet, USP) is a thyroid blocking medicine that is used in a nuclear radiation emergency only.
- Tablets can be crushed and mixed in many liquids.
- 14 Tablets
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I thought I'd post some basic information on Potassium Iodide as an emergency supplement:
The thyroid gland uptakes iodine from the bloodstream. Radioactive iodine is one of the most common of the radionuclides that may be released by nuclear fallout. If it is ingested or inhaled, the radioactive iodine will be taken up by the thyroid, greatly increasing the risk of thyroid cancer. To help avoid this, you want to saturate the body with a source of stable iodide. If the thyroid's iodine receptors are all "taken" by the non-radioactive iodide, the radioactive iodide will generally be excreted by the body.
The effectiveness of potassium iodide (KI) was proven after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. Some areas with heavy nuclear fallout after Chernobyl were NOT given potassium iodide supplements, and others were. Two decades later, studies show that the rate of thyroid cancer among populations given potassium iodide soon after the accident were the same as the rate among populations that were not affected by Chernobyl. However, populations that were affected by Chernobyl, but were not given the supplement, have shown epidemic experiences of thyroid cancer.
Note that potassium iodide cannot protect against any other causes of radiation poisoning. Dirty bombs, for example, produce radionuclides other than radioactive iodine.
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If ever needed the individual wrapped tablets will make keeping track easy for the first couple of weeks.
And if never needed, the price was right for the comfort of knowing I have them.
I will be ordering more for me and others.
Watch out for the cheap crap people are selling these days, stick with the good stuff, IoSat. Don't let your life be at the hands of some generic version that's not undergone years of testing.
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I like that they are individually sealed, which will make it easier to track dosage.
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pleased with exp. date on product and helps me and my family sleep better knowing we have some means to protect ourselvesPublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Product arrived as advertised. It was exactly what I was looking for. As of receiving the order it is 06/2016, the expiration date on the pills are 11/2022. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Stephen Halasz