If a nuclear explosion occurs in Ukraine, potassium iodide may afford some protection to the population of Europe, according to the World Health Organisation and the CDC.
In early September, the Ukranians were claiming that Russian shelling near the Ukrainian city of Enerhodar was putting the embattled Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant at risk. The Russians were arguing that their troops had already captured the plant and the shelling was not from them. The Ukrainians have now recaptured the neighbouring town of Kherson. Who really knows who might fire the shell that causes an explosion?
Certainly the head of theInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that there was currently a real risk of a nuclear explosion.
When Chernobyl blew up in 1986, five fingers of nuclear fallout spread across Europe. One went through the North of Scotland and down through Wales, another went down through France and Lyon was in its path.
I have helped maybe 30 women with Thyroid cancer over the years, almost all in Wales, with three around Lyon.
You may think I am exaggerating. Not a bit. Hill farmers across north Wales were also dragged into the developing crisis. Heavy rain in April and May drenched higher ground with alarming quantities of radioactive caesium and iodine. The authorities reacted by imposing a blanket ban on the sale of all farm animals. Glyn Roberts, who became the president of the Farmers Union of Wales, said, “”I remember I was in Ruthin market when we were told that we could not sell any of our lamb or beef.” 344 farms were affected and some still recorded higher levels of caesium as recently as 2011.
Chernobyl is in the very north of Ukraine and 140 miles away from the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant, but the latter is much bigger – in fact it is the biggest Nuclear power plant in Europe.
If any nuclear explosion occurred and the wind again was blowing towards the UK how would you respond? It’s not straightforward. Some protection for your thyroid may be afforded by Potassium Iodide. You can buy the liquid here. Mike Adams of Natural News regards it as an essential item for ‘preparedness’.
The American CDC states that “Potassium iodide (KI) is a type of iodine that is not radioactive and can be used to help block one type of radioactive material, radioactive iodine (I-131), from being absorbed by the thyroid. In some radiation emergencies, usually nuclear power plant accidents, radioactive iodine may be released into the environment and enter the body through breathing or eating it.”
The World Health Organisation states that, “When radioactive iodine (from a nuclear plant explosion) enters the body, it accumulates in the thyroid gland in the same way non-radioactive stable iodine would due to the natural biokinetic pathway of iodine in the human body.” (2). According to the WHO, potassium iodide taken before the cloud arrives affords protection.
As we discover more helpful health tips on this subject, we will update this blog.
- CDC – Facts about Radiation Emergencies
- World Health Organisation; Potassium Iodide for thyroid protection during nuclear emergencies;