Here is my latest UPDATE for you regarding the need or non-need for potassium iodide tablets/capsules/liquid preparations in view of Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant's disaster.
My entire 'biochemist's perspective', complete advice and recommendations can be found at the link below:
The '4-7-11 UPDATE', itself, found at the bottom of the above detailed article, is as follows, verbatim:
UPDATED Thurs 4-7-11 By Rev. Barbara Sexton
With revised and updated traveling restrictions and perimeter restrictions in place, my advice remains pretty much the same regarding the administration of potassium iodide tablets.
YES to all visitors to and residents of Japan, as well as for all service members deployed in or near Japan, per their CO's orders.
NO to residents outside of Japan at this time.
The EPA and other agencies are monitoring radiation levels in air, food and water in the USA, Europe, Canada and elsewhere.
Thus far, no major red flags are raised, although some radiation levels are mildly elevated in some samples.
In my opinion, there is no cause for concern for those outside of Japan at this time.
Here are some LINKS for you:
WORLD: International Atomic Energy Commission: http://www.iaea.org/
EPA: USA: http://www.epa.gov/radiation/
Mainland US 'Grass Roots' Site: http://www.radiationnetwork.com/index.htm
Hawaii 'Grass Roots' Site: http://www.radiationnetwork.com/AlaskaHawaii.htm
God Bless & Keep You Safe. May we all continue to pray for the good peoples of Japan for their continued recovery amidst their pain and grief.
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
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