Natural sources of potassium iodide?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Ernie, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    I'm tired of searching through google for natural sources of
    potassium iodide - its apparently good for preventing the
    thyroid gland from absorbing killer doses of radiation,
    which means there's a billion and one websites trying to
    sell bottles of the stuff in the event of a war time /
    terrorism radiation outbreak.

    So, can anyone tell me right here right now what natural
    sources contain potassium iodide please. I'm going crazy
    trying to find out...
     
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  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    > "Ernie" <[email protected]> wrote I'm tired of searching
    > through google for natural sources of potassium iodide -
    > its apparently good for preventing the thyroid gland from
    absorbing
    > killer doses of radiation, which means there's a billion
    > and one websites trying to sell bottles of the stuff in
    > the event of a war time / terrorism radiation outbreak.
    >
    > So, can anyone tell me right here right now what natural
    > sources contain potassium iodide please. I'm going crazy
    > trying to find out...
    ... The trace amounts of potassium iodide found in so-called
    "natural sources" are not going to protect your thyroid from
    developing cancer in the event of a a nuclear fallout. You
    need to take about 1000x the RDA or DRI in a single daily
    dose of 130mg for up to 10 days.

    This - if taken EARLY ENOUGH - will protect you from any
    exposure to the radioactive isotopes of iodine (Iodine 131,
    or radioiodine), although it won't protect from other
    radioactive material that may also be released, or from
    external radiation.
     
  3. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    > The trace amounts of potassium iodide found in so-called
    > "natural sources" are not going to protect your thyroid
    > from developing cancer in the event of a a nuclear
    > fallout. You need to take about 1000x the RDA or DRI in a
    > single daily dose of 130mg for up to 10 days.
    >
    > This - if taken EARLY ENOUGH - will protect you from any
    > exposure to the radioactive isotopes of iodine (Iodine
    > 131, or radioiodine),
    although
    > it won't protect from other radioactive material that
    > may also be
    released,
    > or from external radiation.

    Jolly good but that doesn't answer my question - I'm not
    actually bothered about the terrorist scenario and trying to
    protect myself in this way - if you're dead you're dead -
    I'm just curious as to what natural food stuffs potassium
    iodide is in that's all (the only reason why I mentioned the
    terrorist scenario is because google only comes up with
    links that relate in some way to that and consequently its
    really difficult to find out the information I require).
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    > "Ernie" <[email protected]> wrote Jolly good but that doesn't
    > answer my question - I'm not actually bothered about the
    > terrorist scenario and trying to protect myself in this
    > way - if you're dead you're dead - I'm just curious as to
    > what natural food stuffs potassium iodide is in that's all
    > (the only reason why I mentioned the terrorist scenario is
    > because google only comes up with links that relate
    in
    > some way to that and consequently its really difficult to
    > find out the information I require).
    ... Seaweed (Kelp) is probably one of the best natural
    sources, containing from 0.4 to 1.3 % of iodine in the form
    of iodide salts (e.g. potassium iodide).
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    > Seaweed (Kelp) is probably one of the best natural
    > sources, containing from 0.4 to 1.3 % of iodine in the
    > form of iodide salts (e.g. potassium iodide).

    Excellent! Thanks very much : )
     
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