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In my town they have taken iodine/iodide off the shelves for "safety" reasons

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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Just to let you know, here in my little town of Washougal Washington, my very good friend went into Safeway, (I know she is not lying I was in the car waiting) and she told me that the pharmacist would not sell her any Iodine/dide products because "we have taken them off the shelves for safety reasons." She told him that she wasnt going to take it right now but that , she wants to have some in case WE have an earthquake and OUR nearby plant fails, he just told her, "no, we were told not to sell any Iodine related products because it will do more harm than good and we dont want anyone "freaking out." She told him that people might freak out more if they cant have the "just in case" medicine. Then all the other stores here in town said the same thing, and that we would have to go to "Salem, Oregon" if we wanted to buy any over the counter.

So how do you gise feel about that, personally in my opinion its bull crap, we should be able to buy it at anytime we want to, especially NOW, especially since we ARE able to buy it at ANY OTHER DAMN TIME we please, just not now??!!! Thats my opinion


Peace, Marriah




posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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things are not looking good i live in portland oregon and have been paranoid. all my family thinks im crazy for thinking anything could happen haha hang in there



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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you might have a lawsuit there.

first amendment rights, or pursuit of happiness, compromising your safety or something.

was this local or federal decision??

this is pretty big stuff here

and here are the side effects of potassium iodide

Acne; diarrhea; loss of appetite; nausea; upset stomach; vomiting.



Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; confusion; fever; irregular heartbeat; metallic taste in the mouth; mouth sores; numbness or tingling of the hands or feet; skin rash; stomach pains; swelling in the neck or throat; unusual tiredness; weakness.

not that bad considering....

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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you should buy it online its a lot cheaper then in stores



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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I think more people would die from overdose than of (potential) radiation, It's not really something that should be taken lightly and I completely understand why it has been removed.

A little radiation never hurt anyone.




posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Concidering the ammount of warnings regarding quakes and the ammount of nuclear plants in Cali...you would think they might want to sell them...unless safeway is pressured from "owner... ehhem" to not to sell....personally I am not sure how far a drive it is for you to go get them...but I would concider that a serious option...IMO. I totally agree why can't we have it?? Someone might take it when there is no Nuclear Fallout....why the heck would they do that...and why is it normally available for sale...it would have the same potential for abuse during any nuclear accident...WTF is up with that....



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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thats the spirit at least when we glow we have a personal NIGHT LIGHT HELLLLL YEAH



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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I sent my husband for some yesterday at Walgreens, and the pharmacist said it's by prescription only. AFAIK, that's a bunch of BS. That freaked me out and I went online to find it----most sold out from everywhere, only was able to find Lugol's liquid and some other brand of liquid, and got those in the nick of time. I don't know if you can find it online now except in huge wholesale quantities. Probably a great financial investment right now. Wish I were kidding.

We've been eating kelp already, but I wanted it for my iodine-sensitive daughter. Iodide rarely has reactions even from iodine-allergic folks. STILL, it should not be taken unless it's a confirmed emergency, even by those not sensitive. But even FEMA recommends having some iodide in your emergency supplies just in case.

ETA: this is in South Carolina, and not in the boonies.
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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Ah damn it!

Well, went to edit a spelling error and hit the wrong button and deleted my post.




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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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I predict that there will be more deaths from iodine/iodide poisoning in the USA than from radiation in Japan.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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That person was probably B.S.ing you. The truth is she probably bought them all up herself, and is going to sell them on eBay for $50/packet.

It's the end of the world - time to get rich!!



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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There would be a certain charm to that, wouldn't there?



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by Alina
I think more people would die from overdose than of (potential) radiation, It's not really something that should be taken lightly and I completely understand why it has been removed.

A little radiation never hurt anyone.




That's a pretty disgusting comment, considering current events. Please stop this sort of insensitivity toward the people who are sick in Japan now, and the victims this tragedy will claim in coming years, this is not the time for childish mocking. I don't know if you can overdose on KI, but I don't think it is fatal. You can overdose on anything, I suppose.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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Originally posted by harrytuttle
There would be a certain charm to that, wouldn't there?


I'm trying really hard not to think so, but you're right.

The media back home (north america) has all of my friends and family thinking I'm glowing in the dark - after convincing them that I was trapped under a pile of rubble because the phones were out. Got three calls this morning asking if I was planning to evacuate, or if I needed them to send me food because all the shops are bare.

Things aren't good here by any stretch of the imagination, but they're positively rosy compared to the story the MSM is feeding people back home.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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Yeah, but what part of Japan are you in? I've heard from people there that the people in the southern part of Japan are just genki and there are no shortages of anything.

However, anybody on the northern east coast is having a very hard time.

Is this true?


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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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let's just wait and see bub. I'm sick of people mocking Americans, like we are all dumb and will overdose. why don't you check back in 2 years and let us know
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by vox2442
I predict that there will be more deaths from iodine/iodide poisoning in the USA than from radiation in Japan.



Wow..

Americans aren't stupid, why do you make comments like this? It isn't needed.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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I just posted a thread here about Potassium Iodide FACTS

Potassium Iodide Facts



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by harrytuttle
reply to post by vox2442
 
Yeah, but what part of Japan are you in? I've heard from people there that the people in the southern part of Japan are just genki and there are no shortages of anything.

However, anybody on the northern east coast is having a very hard time.

Is this true?


I've always been reluctant to give my exact location on ATS, because I'm the only foreigner in this area and I'd be pretty easy to track down if someone was looking. In any case, I'm on the coast of hokkaido. We took tsunami damage here (5m), but there was no loss of life because we had about 1.5 hours warning. Was at the shops today, no shortage of anything I could see. We are rationing fuel, though.

Compared to down south (ie. Sendai, Hachinohe), it's just another day. We've got nothing to complain about.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver

Wow..

Americans aren't stupid, why do you make comments like this? It isn't needed.


Because it isn't the Japanese running out and buying up all the iodide they can find. It's americans living on the other side of the planet. Not even Chernobyl spread radiation capable of causing the kind of health effects you'd need iodide for that far.



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