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?

    So nobody in California is going to get some iodine.

    They have designer iodine, ya know.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    So nobody in California is going to get some iodine.

    They have designer iodine, ya know.
    No, of course not... radiation is good for you now. Best thing since breakfast, someone even found a study that exposure to radiation is a good thing. Anne COulter also pointed out how the radiation from the reactor will cure and / or prevent cancers just the other day.

    Some have also gone so far as to insinuate that those that might want to prepare for disaster are conspiracy theorists somehow...

    So, don't be a conspiracy theory and get iodine just in case... it's cooky to be prepared for emergency situations.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    NO. Should I?

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingGlass View Post
    NO. Should I?
    Honestly, if you're in Japan, you probably should have already... in the US, you may want to talk about doing so for your children with your doctor, but it SEEMS that radiation in america and beyond is still relatively low... but mind you, they never announce readings ... rather it's announced that the readings are 'low'.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    From what I gather, most likely not even all of the people in Japan will need any Iodine pills - let alone people here in the US.

    Unless all the information sources are lying, I, living in Pennsylvania, am probably getting more radiation here at work sitting in front of an LCD screen with a couple hundred server towers and such across the room, than I would be getting standing on a beach on the west coast of the USA.

    However, now that I'm aware iodine can help, I may research it a bit and buy some, since I DO live only 40ish miles from TMI, and I DO work in Harrisburg 5 days a week, so I might as well be ready...but I'll probably just forget I ever typed this inside 30 mins from now.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    From what I gather, most likely not even all of the people in Japan will need any Iodine pills - let alone people here in the US.
    No, I should have been more specific, and also to note that taking iodine DOES have side-effects and so don't take it unless radiation gets higher...

    Unless all the information sources are lying, I, living in Pennsylvania, am probably getting more radiation here at work sitting in front of an LCD screen with a couple hundred server towers and such across the room, than I would be getting standing on a beach on the west coast of the USA.
    Here's the difference : Those are two different types of radiation, and also there's a difference between external radiation and ingesting or inhaling radioactive stuff... I mean, radiation that might be equivalent to a minor x-ray can turn into several deep chest x-rays worth of radiation by the time your body has processed it.

    Though, I'm not the expert and can't tell you what to take and when, I'm mostly just saying that it's usually prudent to be prepared. The way our system operates is that if everyone demands something it runs out before the demand ends.

    So far though, it SEEMS as though the radiation is still low... but I'm not convinced that the readings reported were of anything more then the first explosion which only had a small radioactive leak... NOT the several other BIGGER explosions that came afterward in the following days.

    However, now that I'm aware iodine can help, I may research it a bit and buy some, since I DO live only 40ish miles from TMI, and I DO work in Harrisburg 5 days a week, so I might as well be ready...but I'll probably just forget I ever typed this inside 30 mins from now.
    iodine can ONLY protect you from the radioactive iodine released... NOT the laundry list of other toxic materials. Mind you most of that stuff will probably just land in the oceans, which is bad enough, but at least the human cost will be kept to a minimum.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Ok so I'll get iodine, a Geiger counter, a containment suit and isolation unit if I can find it in stock.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    I live in Riverside County, CA. where a Trace amount of radiation was detected. However as promised by the scientists it was somewhere between tens of thousands to a million times less than an amount that could cause any problems.

    The side effects are too scary to be going around falling for the media hype that is trying it's best to gain ratings by over reporting a problem that isn't there, or should I say here.

    If this becomes a problem we will be told in plenty of time to protect out thyroids.

    By the way that is the only benefit from these pills. Yhey do nothing about any other form of cancer caused by exposure to radiation.

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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    I bought some Plutonium, just in case of Iodine poisoning.
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    Re: Are you buying Iodine?

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingGlass View Post
    Ok so I'll get iodine, a Geiger counter, a containment suit and isolation unit if I can find it in stock.
    Ya, I tried to say, it's not at the point where you need to get carried away... but the sources where we SHOULD be getting updated information are not being very forthcoming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I live in Riverside County, CA. where a Trace amount of radiation was detected. However as promised by the scientists it was somewhere between tens of thousands to a million times less than an amount that could cause any problems.

    The side effects are too scary to be going around falling for the media hype that is trying it's best to gain ratings by over reporting a problem that isn't there, or should I say here.

    If this becomes a problem we will be told in plenty of time to protect out thyroids.

    By the way that is the only benefit from these pills. Yhey do nothing about any other form of cancer caused by exposure to radiation.
    The REAL issue is when you get those radioactive particles in your body that you become exposed, and while you body CAN process radioactive iodine, it can't necessarily process other radioactive isotopes.

    And yes, the iodine pills are ONLY to protect your thyroid... nothing more.

    How is this such a harshly black and white issue here???

    It's either : "Oh there's nothing to see here" or "OMG RUN FOR THE HILLS!!". No, this is a shade of grey, there needs to be a level of concern

    Edit : CONCERN... NOT PANIC. And consult a doctor before taking the iodine pills... find out radioactive readings for as close to your locality as possible if you have any concerns... but don't come to me if you abuse the pills in a panic and wind up burning out your thyroid for future use.
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