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Forget the potassium iodide

Post by cv66er » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:11 pm

For protection against radiation, you need to stock up on prunes.

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by Halfapint » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:17 pm

Seems its only against "bone loss" from ionizing radiation. Which, if you live long enough from exposure to have bone loss. I really think you did pretty well. I'm not an expert in any way shape or form but the mutations to your DNA and the cancer/organ shut down would probably kill you long before you ever needed to worry about bone loss.

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by fred.greek » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:27 pm

Like most things, it depends…

Iodine is to “fill up” the thyroid gland to prevent it from absorbing radioactive iodine from the environment. There may be other substances to “pre fill” other organs. There appear to be chelation procedures to help the body rid itself of various substances that may be radioactive. There are reports of foods / substances that reduce the damaging effects of radiation on living cells, and that aid in elimination of damaged cells and regrowth of healthy tissue.

Wouldn’t it be great if the information was gathered in one spot?

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by KevinAxelrod » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:28 pm

Is any brand of potassium iodide OK? I was looking at this - http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Potassiu ... lets/33721

But then I was reading some CDC post about only tablets and liquid were OK...nothing about capsules.

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by Redshirt » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:17 pm

KevinAxelrod wrote:Is any brand of potassium iodide OK? I was looking at this - http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Potassiu ... lets/33721

But then I was reading some CDC post about only tablets and liquid were OK...nothing about capsules.
Look for the FDA approved tablets or liquids.

tablets have a longer shelf-life than liquids.

This thread has an absurd number of links for your edification: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=117497

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by KevinAxelrod » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:11 am

Thanks for the clarification and the other thread. The shelf life angle makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by Stercutus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:19 am

Whats the shelf life of prunes?
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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by teotwaki » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:56 am

cv66er wrote:For protection against radiation, you need to stock up on prunes.
Two for one: we won't glow in the dark or suffer constipation :shock:
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Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Post by ZombieGranny » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:36 am

Whats the shelf life of prunes? 6 - 12 months
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