Nuclear Radiation and Iodine
by A L
Hello from British Columbia.
I live in a remote community and have some iodine tincture I'd like to use as I cannot get access to potassium iodide pills. Health Canada just put the salt into prescription only mode and the pharmacies are not even stocking it.
I found only two bottles of iodine tincture in a local shop and bought them. How often can I swab the tincture on my abdomen or wrists to protect me from incoming radiation? I have Western Family brand, 2.5% BP iodine in 25 ml bottles.
How do I know how much of this to put on my skin and can I do it continuously long term in the event that the Japanese meltdowns continue?
You can swab this on your stomach or inside wrists daily about the size of a quarter. Your body will absorb as much as it needs.
Yes, you can take this long term. The amount being absorbed into your body is not a high amount.
Take a look at the Iodine Patch Test page on this site for more information.
Thanks for writing.