Yes, Lugol's would work if you can find it. All iodine supps are sold out around here.
West Coast? Iodine & Fallout Information - Page 2
Thanks for starting this thread. I'm in Oregon and getting kind of freaked out. I just bought 4 bottles of Lugols from amazon with 2 day shipping so I hope it will get here in time. I do have 1 bottle right now in my cupboard though.
The first article was really helpful with dosages so thank you but I'm still feeling really confused about how much to give my family. It seems like the radiation may be around for several days since there are several reactors going at different times (if they all go.) Is it safe to take that high of a dose multiple times? Also it seemed like a good idea to start taking a little bit now but I'm not sure how much? I just don't want to give my children too much and hurt them. Also I'm 37 weeks preg which is just great if this turns into a big crisis. Nice environment for giving birth
ETA: I'm not expecting the mainstream media to give us accurate info on this.
What brand did you get? The CC says that only 3 brands are FDA approved. The link above links to them. I ordered online direct from the company but have no idea if it will get here in time. I'm thinking of taking my toddler and flying to the East Coast for a week but am I being just super paranoid?
I'm planning the same thing! My family of 5 is ready to fly out of the area if we sense it's not safe due to the fallout. I'm heading to my health store tomorrow to stock up on potassium iodide--if they are sold out I'll order it from Amazon or Ebay and have it shipped overnight. Why wouldn't I take every precaution if I can?
Pretty serious stuff going on and I don't trust the media to report the truth.
Anyone have a potassium iodine supplier online that is reputable and not sold out for the next two months? I seem to have waited too long and now am unable to find it. I'm very concerned and would like it for peace of mind (hopefully that is all I need it for).
Any other tips as to how to deal with this? I ordered the seaweed extract, etc., again for peace of mind.
How about reputable news sources that might give us more accurate information than what the government is spoon feeding the masses?
not really an update but some info. My iodine is shipped and supposed to be here tomorrow. I wish I could leave too.
Thank for posting the new info. I'm glad he is now saying 130mg is only necessary if you are close to the blast. It was making me nervous thinking of giving that much iodine all at once to my family. I've started giving a couple drops of lugols a day which I feel ok about since it is a dietary supplement. I'll be watching reports to see if we may need more. I also filled my car with gas although I very much dought we would be able to outrun this. I also picked up a couple rolls of duct tape. I thought I heard somewhere you could tape up your windows and doors to reduce exposure?
I spent the day trying to find Potassium Iodide and it is completely sold out everywhere in the Bay Area. My mother in New England called 6 stores near her and they are also sold out. I think the whole country is sold out!
I just ordered some liquid potassium iodide on Ebay if anyone is still trying to get some. There are some still available. I paid extra for Priority shipping and it should be here by the 18th or 19th. The liquid is better for giving to my kids--they won't even notice it.
I don't trust the news media to report the actual levels of fallout that will be hitting us here so I'm taking my precautions.
I read that it's not safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding :(
Just saw that a third explosion happened at the Fukishima plant.....not good.
This has dosing info, including for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
I'm also considering heading to the east coast with the kids. I can't afford it either but I have a credit card. I have the iodine but I do not trust the gov't to give accurate info at all. It appears that at least some radiation is on the way but no one knows how much, so how do we know when to dose everyone? By the time it gets here, its too late. And can someone please tell me what maintenance dosage I should be giving the kids in the meantime?
I was just watching Rachel Madow and she was interviewing a guy who says there is no reason to take iodine (which I don't believe) but he was saying that the only way we get exposed is when cows eat the grass that has been contaminated and it comes out in their milk. Now I'm freaking out about that. I drink all local milk and I don't know if I should stop or what. Anyone know anything about that?
I am so confused. Why am I hearing people now say that iodine supplementation causes thyroid disease when I thought that was what it is suppose to correct? I thought most Americans are deficient in iodine and so small amounts of supplements are a good idea anyway. But then why would it be unsafe for pregnant women? I've been taking small amounts throughout my whole pregnancy because I heard it reverses fluoride damage. Now it's not safe?
Karamom, I don't think that's the same. I think that kind of iodine is different from potassium iodide. You don't take potassium iodide as a supplement, only if you are in immediate danger of exposure to one specific kind of radiation. I think.
Edited by journeymom - 3/14/11 at 10:00pm