Potassium iodide prophylaxis: what have we learned and questions raised by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

@article{Schneider2012PotassiumIP,
  title={Potassium iodide prophylaxis: what have we learned and questions raised by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.},
  author={Arthur B. Schneider and J. Meredith Smith},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={344-6}
}
There is no doubt that when potassium iodide (KI) is administered in a timely fashion, much of the potential exposure to radioactive iodine isotopes from an atmospheric release can be safely averted (1–3). The United States of America Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), among others, have established guidelines for the use of KI in these settings (4,5). Legislation in the United States requires all areas within a 20-mile (32-km) radius of a nuclear power… CONTINUE READING

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