Potassium Iodide, For Radiation, Washington times Feb 1, Big articalgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread
Dear Friends, I listen to Rick Wiles on short wave, He is On web site, americanfreedomnews.com Has been talking about the possibility of a neclear attack on a Power plant. Sounds far fetch, It was in the washington times newspaper on front page. Also the USA is stock pileing Potassium Iodide, There buying up millions of pills. So there will be know way for us to get it, if something were to happen. There is a likely possibility that there are suitcase atomic bombs here now in this country. I remember after japan was attacked everyone was talking about radiation. And were told you could smear Iodine on the body in a few spots and that would be picked up by the body instead of radiation. Not sure that is true. Potassium Iodide would keep us from assorbing the radiation in our thyroid. Come on all you in the know, What do you think, We need imformation, The USA is not a safe place as it use to be. And we who have the imformation, and take care of some of these things while there is time, will be better off maybe. Also I understand you have to start takeing the potassium iodide right away. Can"t wait for government to pass it out. God bless
-- Irene texas (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2002
Your concern is understandable. Check out www.ki4U.com
You will find some free information, including the use of topical iodine. You might also go to www.sierratimes.com and look for Susan Calloway, RN article in archives (1/11/02) on article entitled: Nuclear Attack -- Potassium Iodide.
-- HV (email@example.com), February 05, 2002.
Nothing is far fetched now a days. A few months ago Fox News had a Medical Doctor on who suggested people have Potassium Iodide pills at home just in case. My better half who never believed the unthinkables would happened looked up info on the web to see where we could buy some and ordered a supply for the family.
Here is a company we bougt from, who are in Texas by the way. www.ki4u.com
I have seen articles that Tommy Thompson has brought this up just a few days ago and he said that people should not have a supply of these pills at home that the govenment has stockpiles them for us.
Yet he contradicts himself by saying you need to take the pill right away. Well, excuse me.. how in the (world) are people who need the pill going to do that when they are stockpiled in government complexes around the country? Duh!
There is no way they can get these pills to the people in time.
My advice..take care of yourself and your family and have the security of knowing you are doing what you can to protect your family and are not waiting in a line hoping to get a hand out that may not come in time. God Bless America Storm..
-- storm (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2002.
We bought ours from here:
I remember way back in the sixties, all the old first aid and medical kits had potassium iodide in them.
I believe everyone must prepare for themselves and their families and neighbors instead of expecting Tommy Thompson to take care of you. I am not comfortable with our lives hanging on the whims of politicians.
-- Laura (Ladybugwrangler@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.
I thought that I had covered every conceivable hazard when I chose the place that I moved to in the country. Unfortunately, there was one that I did not know about until just recently. About five hours north of us there is an air force base called Whitehead AFB. On the base there are over 650 missile silos. When I researched the fact that they were there, I found out that the whole area from Joplin, Missouri to St. Louis was not only full of silos but, were also potentials strike zones for enemy attacks.
In order for those silos to be damaged the enemy would have to use a surface strike type missile. A surface striking missile would throw so much dust and radiation in the air that the fallout would be pulled eastward by the prevailing west to east winds. The contamination would fall on us if there was just a 10 degree southward shift in the prevailing winds. If that happened, Ozark County residences would died of radiation poisoning within two weeks!
Though there would be a slim chance that a strike would ever come this far south, the radiation from the other areas might just possibly reach here. The best thing to do is to have your cellar rigged so that no radiation could get in. Be prepared to live underground for quite a while.
Fortunately, radiation does reach its half-life in a short time. However, the rest of it would stay on the ground for years. In order to grow anything in the soil, one would have to remove several inches of the affected soil and plant their crops on the surface that was scraped clean. Water would be contaminated. Wild game would be contaminated. Not much to look forward to if one survives.
If one does survive by pumping themselves with IODINE, it would not be much of a world to live in. Diseases and starvation would probably kill you later.
The best thing we all should do is to encourage the US Government to reduce the amount of targets that an enemy could strike and thus reduce the threat of killing many Americans.
There is a commercial on the radio here that describes how many nuclear weapons the US has by dropping b b's on a table. It drops one for a strike the size of Hiroshoma, and then about six more to take our Russia and China, the spends another 20 seconds or so pouring b b's onto the table to demostrate how many more nuclear warheads the US has. We honestly do not need that many. Any effort from viewers of the post might help reduce that unnecessary amount, if they would write their Congressmen or State Representatives. Maybe if enough of us protest the excessive amount of NUKES stored around our country, we may save even more lives, than just prolonging the lives of the survivors of those strikes with potassium iodine.
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (email@example.com), February 06, 2002.
You guys probably know a lot more about this than me. But I thought that the type of iodine that protects you from radiation KILLS your thyroid. Permantly. So I thought those kind of pills weren't safe to keep around because someone might accidently take them. If this is totally wrong then let me know. I haven't done any research on this, so take it for what it is worth, not much.
-- renabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 06, 2002.