View Poll Results: Are you buying Iodine to protect yourself if Japan's reactor's meltdown?

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    No one here appears to be buying iodine, but if you are considering it, you should know the other effects: Iodine: MedlinePlus Supplements
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Please, please, please..... DO NOT take potassium iodide unless you KNOW FOR SURE that you have been exposed to high levels of radiation!! This stuff isn't aspirin!

    And for gosh sakes, the radiation levels IN Japan aren't that high, and there is NOT going to be a "radioactive cloud" dropping on the west coast giving people radiation poisoning!!!

    That's thousands of frickin' miles, and radioactive particles are HEAVY and do NOT fly very well! The difference in ambient radiation in California/etc will be BARELY MEASUREABLE by the MOST SENSITIVE detectors and will NOT hurt you!

    You West Coasties are going to be FINE.


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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Please, please, please..... DO NOT take potassium iodide unless you KNOW FOR SURE that you have been exposed to high levels of radiation!! This stuff isn't aspirin!
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    No. I can get it for free from the military if it is needed.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    I hope people won't get greedy and start buying it up and cause a shortage. People who are actually close may need it.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    I never heard of this before...

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Nope am not buying any.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Why would you, anyone, want to buy this stuff? Because of the nuclear non-event in Japan? That's funny.
    I have them already in stock with my emergency supplies because I'm within my 'danger zone' for our states nuclear arsenal disarmament facility and a nuclear reactor. . . my state in the last few years have pushed a heafty 'know your safety' thing when it comes to our nuclear facilities and the chance of problems happening - they gave away emergency fallout radios and supplies, etc, and give routine seminars concerning things.

    Will I ever need to use them? Hopefully not. It would be great if I never have to open them.

    But I have them right along with water-proof lights and hurricane matches - which I have had to access several times (tornados, etc).
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    There has been a run on them here in Taiwan after our government said there was a ten percent chance of radiation reaching Taiwan. Now, the government is urging people NOT to stockpile on food and iodide. Well, if the government hadn't been stupid and said that there was a ten percent chance (completely bogus) of radiation reaching Taiwan, perhaps people wouldn't be stockpiling... DUMB!!!
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