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Topic - Any New Info on Potassium Iodide Versus Potassium
Posted: December 13 2008 at 11:18am By
Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

This is a link to buy what the government buys. It is cheaper then I thought, because I always buy two at time, you can adjust it to kid dose and doses for pets also.
 
click below, should take you to the site to purchase.


How effective is the Potassium? During several things I have done I have had to wear a Rad badge. One guy maxed his and we were in this one area and they told him he was done for life working near anything radioactive.

Here is some rad data for you

Effects of Radiation Levels on the Human Body

Dose-rem Effects
5-20 Possible late effects; possible chromosomal damage.
20-100 Temporary reduction in white blood cells.
100-200 Mild radiation sickness within a few hours: vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue; reduction in resistance to infection.
200-300 Serious radiation sickness effects as in 100-200 rem and hemorrhage; exposure is a Lethal Dose to 10-35% of the population after 30 days (LD 10-35/30).
300-400 Serious radiation sickness; also marrow and intestine destruction; LD 50-70/30.
400-1000 Acute illness, early death; LD 60-95/30.
1000-5000 Acute illness, early death in days; LD 100/10.

I was told I have received enough rads from cat scans I should glow in the dark. My radiologist was pretty ticked when he went over the ones done for me for the cancer.

At Hiroshima a dose equal to or greater than 450 rads (4.5 grays) extended to almost 1 mi (1.6 km). About half of the persons exposed to this dose in a short time will die within a few weeks, so that persons in this area who were not protected by heavy building walls experienced severe hazard from radiation. This is about the same distance for severe hazards from blast and thermal effects. The prompt radiation exposure falls off more rapidly with distance than the blast effect which, in turn, falls more rapidly than the intensity of thermal radiation. For an explosion much larger than 15 or 20 kT, the hazard range from thermal radiation or blast will be larger than that from prompt radiation, and prompt radiation will be a relatively unimportant effect. For much smaller yields, this order of importance will be reversed.

The bomb used at Hiroshima was fairly low megatons. Tactical nukes are not considered classical nuclear weapons.

So, lets assume you were hit with 200 rads - how effective would potassium be?

MC