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 How To Protect Yourself Against Radiation Exposure? 
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Potassium iodine pills are commonly used after significant radiation exposure, such as a nuclear accident, to be taken for as long as three months following the event. Potassium iodine pills do not protect you from radiation, they protect you from radioactive iodine, which would be absorbed by your thyroid gland after a large radioactive release and would lead to thyroid cancer. You should consult your doctor before considering taking potassium iodine tablets, especially if you are pregnant or have infants, as potassium iodine pills can have negative side effects. Most importantly, do not take the pills every day anticipating that there might be an accident.

Other treatments for radiation exposure include chelating agents like prussian blue and zeolite. Both will remove radioactive cesium from your body, however they will also strip beneficial and necessary chemicals from your system. Chelating agents should be taken under a doctor’s supervision, to make sure that your are supplementing your body with the right vitamins and minerals, and to check for interactions with other medications and current health issues.


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