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03-16-2011, 08:00 AM
Don't worry this will definitely save you from the coming disaster. (I've edited the article, full text in the link)


Radiation fears spark run on West Coast pharmacies, health food stores

Many West Coast residents came up empty handed in their search of potassium iodide this week as fears over radiation spreading from Japan took hold.

The rush on the supplement came even as emergency management officials said there is no need to take the pills believed to prevent the thyroid from absorbing radiation.

Some, like Angie Girgis in Dublin, California, said the crisis in Japan is not a cause for alarm stateside.

"It's pretty far away," Girgis said. "There's a whole ocean between us."

Others, like Matt Donnellan in San Diego, said it was a case of being prepared.

"I sent some to my family in New York and kept some just in case," he said.

The supplement disappeared from some store shelves even as California's emergency management agency warned residents against taking it.

"It is not necessary given the current circumstances in Japan," the agency said. "It can present a danger to people with allergies to iodine, shellfish or who have thyroid problems, and taken inappropriately it can have serious side effects."

03-16-2011, 08:02 AM
I bet teedubya has a case or two in his basement.

03-16-2011, 08:05 AM
Hey, Californians. There's a car coming. Quick, drink some antifreeze.

03-16-2011, 08:18 AM
Just drink some Pedialyte, it has KI in it.