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10/17/2015

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Erica Gray

Since 1984, the American Thyroid Association has advocated that:
Potassium iodide should be part of an emergency plan that includes evacuation, sheltering, and avoiding contaminated food, milk, and water.
Potassium iodide should be made available to populations living within 200 miles of a nuclear power plant.
Potassium iodide should be “predistributed” to households within 50 miles of a plant.
Potassium iodide should be used only under regulatory guidance.
http://www.thyroid.org/ata-underscores-importance-of-ki-distribution-prior-to-nuclear-emergencies/

Erica Gray

Archived 2011 from the Wall Street Journal: Japan Officials Failed to Hand Out Radiation Pills in Quake's Aftermath
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204010604576596321581004368

Oct 2015 The Japan Times:
New report links thyroid cancer rise to Fukushima nuclear crisis
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/07/national/science-health/new-report-links-thyroid-cancer-rise-fukushima-nuclear-crisis/#.ViO2UX6rTIV

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