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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Potassium Iodide (KI) Key Facts 6

Potassium Iodide (KI) Key Facts 6 On March 11, CDC immediately activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Atlanta to respond to the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami and radiation release in Japan. CDC continues to closely monitor the effects of this disaster and is focused on making sure it is ready to support any requests that come in from Japanese colleagues related to public health. Japan: Radiation and Health * Radiation Doses (EPA) * Food and Water Safety * Radioisotope Brief: Iodine-131 (I-131) * Radioisotope Brief: Cesium-137 (Cs-137) * Radiation Dictionary Fact Sheets * FAQs About Iodine-131 Found in Surface Water * FAQs About Iodine-131 Found in Milk * Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) * Potassium Iodide (KI) * Prussian Blue * All Fact Sheets > Japan: Info for Specific Groups * Travelers * Clinicians * More groups... Related Resources * Social Media * What is CDC's Role in Emergencies ? * U.S. Government Response to Japan Events (USAgov) * Radiation Control Programs (CRCPD) * Recent Emergency Radiation Preparedness Conference 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Current Situation * Nuclear Regulatory Commission * Department of Homeland Security Radiation and Health * Radioisotope Brief: Iodine-131 (I-131) * Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS): Fact Sheet for the Public Radiation and Treatment * Potassium Iodide (KI) * Prussian Blue Visit the full CDC Radiation Emergencies website. Your Health and Safety * Protecting Yourself and Your Family Protecting Yourself and Your Family Preparing for an emergency and what to do during an emergency * Health Effects and Treatment sHealth Effects and Treatments Health effects such as acute radiation syndrome; potential treatments (potassium iodide, Prussian blue, DTPA, Neupogen) * Radiation and Pregnancy Radiation and Pregnancy Possible health effects of radiation on pregnant women * Types of Radiation Emergencies Types of Radiation Emergencies Terrorist events (such as dirty bombs and nuclear blasts) and unintentional emergencies (such as reactor accidents)

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