It is the only full-strength tablet for radiation blocking which may legally be sold in the US and has passed all FDA tests for purity, safety, and efficacy. FDA approved, non-prescription iOSAT (Anbex brand of potassium iodide for radiation protection) tablets can be purchased by individuals here.
Radioactive fallout, from powerplants or weapons, can travel long distances. Almost all of the thyroid cancer from Chernobyl took place more than 30 miles from the reactor.5 Millions were threatened and thousands developed cancer.
Thyroid cancer, especially among children, is the most common and dangerous effect from radiation exposure. More than 90% of the cancer at Chernobyl was thyroid related.1 Thyroid damage was seen more than 200 miles downwind.2 Thousands of cases are known.3
KI's value was demonstrated at Chernobyl. More than 18 million people received the drug,4 and all were protected. But in areas where KI was not available, thyroid damage, including cancer, among children spiked to epidemic rates. All preventable.