Radiation from Japan's Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant, if released into the upper atmsphere in significant quantities, could travel in the jet stream as far as the United States. Thankfully, the explosions and releases to date have not been of this magnitude. We all pray that the emergency crew at Fukushima will get the reactors under control.Iodide pills have however been given to US sailors in Japan as a "precautionary measure only," U.S. Navy spokesman Captain Danny Hernandez...Read Full Story
Potassium iodide pills are used to prevent the human body from absorbing radioactive materials. Demand for potassium iodide spiked immediately after Japan's Fukushima reactors released radioactivity in March 2011.