Monday, March 14, 2011

Prevent Radiation Sickness

In 5 – 9 days it is expected that the radiation fallout from damage
to Japan’s nuclear power plants will arrive.
There are estimates that 750 RADS (7.5 Gy) may contaminate these areas. That is A
LOT of potential radiation exposure. To put it into perspective, one chest x-ray is
approximately .03 RADS. One CT scan is 1 RAD. Radiation sickness occurs with as
little as 100 RADS.
Urgent: How do I Prevent Radiation Sickness from Japan Fallout?
You must have adequate iodine levels BEFORE this radioactive fallout gets here.
The CDC recommends using iodine to prevent injury from radioactive iodine fallout.
These are the doses for potassium iodide.
• 130 mg for adults and women who are breastfeeding
• 65 mg for children age 3-18. Children who are adult size should take the adult
• 32 mg for children 1 month – 3 years of age
• 16 mg for newborns from birth – 1 month of age
When should you take this iodine?
• Just before the exposure hits
• Iodine is cleared out of the body within 24 – 72 hours after taking it
DO NOT start the first dose of iodine right now. However, have it on hand so you
are prepared. Follow the news reports and supplement when radiation fallout exposure
is eminent.
• Take iodine within 1 – 2 days of the expected fallout
• If the fallout is expected to continue, you may need to take more than one dose
• Remember iodine only lasts 24 – 72 hours in the body after taking it.

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