Following up on our podcast topic this week, Potassium Iodide & Radiation
Exposure, we would like to update you with 2 new pieces of information:
- Gov. Gregoire reinforced advice in our podcast about not taking Potassium
Iodide at this time in this
King 5 article ;
"Gov. Chris Gregoire wants people to follow the U.S. Department of Health's
advice: Do not take potassium
iodide pills in response to fears of radiation from Japan.
Gregoire says that radiation levels in Washington have not changed and
officials don't immediately expect a surge in those levels.
The governor also says that potassium iodide pills could pose health risks and
encouraged people on Thursday not to take them." [emphasis added]
- According to the
AP in this Foxnews.com article there has been some minute radiation from
Japan detected in California. However the most important piece of
information in this article is not that radiation has been detected but that,
"Initial readings are "about a
billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening"
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant situation remains fluid, and our
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