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Originally posted by Toots
Originally posted by billxam
reply to post by thedeadwalkk
Most sites are out of stock. Potassium Iodide is what you are looking for. We've got the 14 pill blister packs, expires in 2017. Dosage is one per day. The thyroid is the what absorbs the radioactive iodine the fastest. The iodide does nothing more than fill the thyroid with iodine so the radioactive version doesn't get absorbed. Doesn't help other organs. Wet cloth (like flannel) over the mouth and head can help some.
Here in the states I wouldn't expect to see anything real high. My brother lives over there so I'm more worried about him. It's bad.
For those of you worried about radiation poisoning and may not have the ability to procure iodine or iodate tablets, sodium bicarbonate is a "must have" for your household, if you're not already a regular user of it, like me. This substance is better known as common baking soda. I'm never without it, for a variety of reasons. However, I want to point out that I accidentally came across a website just recently that lists many medicinal purposes for sodium bicarbonate, including radiation poisoning! It can be used externally for decontamination and internally for kidney protection. There's also a suggestion that you'd want at least 50 lbs of it on hand in the event of radiation exposure. FYI, I found Sam's Wholesale Club carries it in 13.5 lb bags for less than $7 a bag.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
So…they have not contained it and it is getting worse, and odds are that 3 of the 6 reactors are going to melt down?
Am I understanding this correctly?
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The International Atomic Energy Agency, citing Japanese authorities, said the explosion occurred outside the plant's primary containment vessel and that the vessel remained intact. The explosion injured four workers, it said.
To limit damage to the reactor core, Tokyo Electric Power Company began injecting sea water mixed with boron into the primary containment vessel in an operation that got under way Saturday night, IAEA said.
The use of sea water and boron was described as a "Hail Mary pass" by Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies focused on energy policies and a former senior policy adviser to the U.S. secretary of energy.
"My understanding is that the situation has become desperate enough that they apparently don't have the capability to deliver fresh water or plain water to cool the reactor and stabilize it and now, in an act of desperation, are having to resort to diverting and using sea water," he said.
Boron, a chemical element, was being added to the water "to sort of stymie other potential nuclear reactions," he said.