Potassium Iodide

Additional Resources


A helpful collection of papers, articles and fact sheets from government agencies, nuclear experts, scientists and regulatory organizations.

Potassium Iodide

FDA - Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide (KI) - A comprehensive FAQ from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA.)

Potassium Iodide (KI) and Radiation Emergencies: Fact Sheet - A simple, well-written fact sheet prepared by the New York Department of Health for residents living within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant.

CDC - Potassium Iodide (KI) - Basic information from the Centers for Disease Control's Emergency Preparedness and Response guide.

NRC - Frequently Asked Questions About Potassium Iodide - This FAQ from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission takes a broader look at national and local emergency preparedness policies and management of anti-radiation drug stockpiles.

Emergency Preparedness

Radiation Emergencies - Preparation and response guide for radiation emergencies, from the US Centers for Disease Control. Valuable information for members of the public and for health professionals / first responders.

Nuclear War Survival Skills - Free downloadable book (pdf). Originally published in 1979 (the "cold war" era) by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (run by the US Department of Energy), updated by author Cresson Kearny in 1987. Still a lot of good advice - relevant to any type of radiation disaster.

Emergency Supply List (pdf) - A printable all-purpose checklist of recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit. From FEMA (the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.)

Radiation, Radioactivity and Nuclear Risk

EPA - RadTown, USA - An interactive virtual map from the US Environmental Protection Agency, showing radiation issues we encounter in everyday life. Discussion of the risks, government safety policies, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Measuring radiation and assessing its effects - An explanation of the different ways of measuring radiation and its effects. Very good article on a very confusing topic.

Federation of American Scientists - Founded in 1945 by scientists on the Manhattan Project, the FAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing national and international nuclear threats and keeping the public informed about important developments. Lots of great information on global nuclear issues.

Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale - INES (pdf) - Fact sheet on the system used by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to rate the severity of nuclear and radiological accidents.

News and Event Data

Wikipedia - Nuclear and Radiation Accidents - Lists of notable radiation incidents. See the map on this site for an interactive look at this data.

Fukushima updates - Updates and the latest news on the situation at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.


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