Meet the standard. Potassium iodide (KI) isn’t some new supplement fad or diet additive. In fact, its protective properties were first discovered in 1954 following a routine nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, scientists around the world have studied and authenticated its ability to protect the thyroid of those at risk for radioactive exposure.
Sure, there’s a chance you’ll never have to experience a nuclear catastrophe in your lifetime. But, with the constant potential for these types of harrowing events, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. This rings especially true today, as there are currently 103 nuclear reactors in the United States, each with a possible exposure radius of 200 miles.
Thorough preparation is the first line of defense in the event of a nuclear emergency. From knowing where your family members are, to rehearsing your shortest route to the car, it’s important to understand all your options and keep an easy to obtain collection of necessary supplies and info at the ready.
It's never a good idea to leave unprepared, thats why its best to have Thyrosafe easily accessible in the home. If you are unable to leave for some reason, stay indoors and do your best to cover all areas exposed to the environment. Remember, only take Thyrosafe under the direction of federal, state, or local authorities.
Even in the newest of homes, you’re sure to find a flaw here and there. So, given the overall potential for contamination, it is recommended you keep the following at home or in your vehicle at all times:
• Respiratory equipment
• Preserved Food
• Radiation Meter
• Multiple Light Sources
• Hand Radio
Even if you can’t quite remember where you put that spare lead-lined suit, there are still steps you can take to lessen your exposure to radiation. While shelters are always the best solution against gamma rays, they just aren’t as common as they used to be. However, you can use simpler items such as paper and clothing to help prevent alpha particle penetration, while heavier clothing items can even resist more powerful beta particles.
Breathability is key.
Before entering a shelter, ensure it has proper ventilation channels.
No need to skip a dose.
Always maintain a backup supply of your medications.
Protect yourself against ancillary threats, such as insect bites, fire, and exhaustion.