Radiation Dilemma: Resources
Posted on 25 August 2013
Yesterday the US Surgeon General said: Get iodide
. It's a worthy precaution. But don't take it yet. Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health says: Don't take iodide. Here's their new site of FAQ on radiation in California.
The situation continues to worsen in Japan, and an MIT CNN commenter
last night was . Thousands are fleeing Japan
by any means necessary.
The CDC, still not very helpful, states that if you have a thyroid condition, an allergy, or are over 40, you should not take iodide. Here's the FDA
on the subject. Old (2001) but evidence-based.
This morning, Japan raised the max radiation dose acceptable for nuclear workers to 250 millisieverts
from 100 millisieverts
, describing the move as "unavoidable due to the circumstances," AP reports
. Last check: 3/16/11 at 7am PST.