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Potassium Iodide and Radiation
Byroney_WebMD_Staff posted:
I know many people are concerned about the situation in Japan--both for the people of Japan and the implications the disaster could have for other countries.

To put myth and rumor to rest, please take a look at this blog by Dr. Michael Smith on Potassium Iodide so you are armed with facts. Also, this FAQ on Radiation Risk delves into the situation in detail. You can learn facts from experts about the plants in Japan damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

If these recent events have left you upset, please reach out to your psychologist and/or psychiatrist for additional support during this time. In addition, you can take a look at these Crisis Resources .

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