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Protect your family against the absorption of radioactive iodine after a nuclear emergency!
20 Tablets (A full 10-day supply for one adult or two children)
Let's face it. We live in a changing world.
According to news reports and the U.S. Government, the threat of a nuclear incident is greater now than ever before. Major areas of concern include:
- Terrorist threats of a "suitcase" bomb or "dirty" bomb.
- Nuclear power plant accidents like Chernobyl
- Nuclear waste transported on our highways
During a nuclear disaster radioactive particles can become airborne or enter water supplies affecting areas as far as 200 miles away, putting more than 75% of the US population at risk. The greatest threat comes from exposure to radioactive iodine. U.S.A. Today (July 1, 2002) reports that "the Bush administration has instructed the military to stock up on anti-radiation pills."No-Rad offers your family the same protection provided by the government to the military and emergency workers
. No-Rad contains Potassium Iodide (KI) which protects your thyroid gland from the radioactive iodine which can be released during a nuclear accident or attack.
When you take Potassium Iodide, your thyroid gland absorbs as much normal iodine as it can hold. This blocks the uptake of radioactive iodine, protecting you from its harmful effects. In fact, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believes that the use of Potassium Iodide (chemical symbol KI) is "a reasonable and prudent" measure in the event of a nuclear incident.
Also, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) endorses potassium iodide (KI) for radiation.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidelines for the effective use of Potassium Iodide as a thyroid blocking agent in radiation emergencies. Military and emergency organizations are now stock-piling Potassium Iodide for their workers.
Due to the safe, secure foil packaging, No-Rad has a shelf-life of 5 years, which provides peace of mind for years to come. No-Rad is pharmaceutical grade Potassium Iodide made in accordance with government specifications.
Questions and Answers about Potassium Iodide (KI) and NO-RADWhat is Potassium Iodide (KI)?
Potassium Iodide is a salt similar to your table salt which is potassium chloride. It is made by combining potassium with iodine. The chemical symbol for Potassium Iodide is KI. It is commonly added to table salt to make it iodized and insure that the diet contains enough iodine for proper thyroid function. Iodine is a mineral needed by your thyroid gland to make hormones that regulate energy and metabolism. Other food sources include fish and seafood.How does Potassium Iodide (KI) provide protection from radiation?
In the event of a nuclear explosion or an accident like Chernobyl dangerous radioactive iodine is released. It can travel hundreds of miles in the wind, contaminating air, food and water. Exposure to even small amounts can cause serious health problems, including thyroid cancer.
Taking Potassium Iodide in the event of a nuclear emergency saturates the thyroid gland with safe, stable iodine effectively blocking the uptake of radioactive iodine. Once the thyroid is "full" the excess radioactive iodine is safely eliminated through the kidneys. When the thyroid gland is full of safe iodine, the radioactive iodine is flushed from the system. So, the Potassium Iodide in No-Rad basically prevents the absorption of radioactive iodine by your thyroid gland, protecting you from its damaging effects.Is Potassium Iodide (KI) FDA-approved?
Yes, Potassium Iodide (KI) is approved and recommended by the FDA for use during a nuclear emergency. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission believes that it is a "prudent and reasonable measure". The President has recently ordered the military to stock up on these "anti-radiation" pills. No-Rad offers you the same protection offered to the military and emergency workers.When should I take No-Rad?
No-Rad should be used only in the event of a nuclear emergency - it must never be used as an everyday supplement. In case of a nuclear accident or explosion, take it immediately before you are exposed to the radioactive fallout. If that it not possible, take some as soon as you can, while the radioactive cloud passes. Keep in mind that the Potassium Iodide (KI) in No-Rad can still provide protection even if it is taken up to three hours later
We recommend that you keep No-Rad nearby, so you can find some quickly when it is needed. Keep some at home, in the car, and at the office. Also take some with you when you travel.How much do I need to take?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines recommend 130 mg per day for adults and 65 mg per day for children. Children under 3 years old should be given half that dose, which is 37 mg.
Each tablet of No-Rad contains 65 mg of pharmaceutical grade Potassium Iodide, so adults should take 2 tablets once a day and children take 1 tablet once a day. Children under three take just ½ a tablet once a day. If they cannot swallow the small tablet, it can easily be crushed and dissolved in water or milk.Do I need a prescription to get Potassium Iodide (KI)?
No, a doctor's prescription is not necessary. Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets are available as an over-the-counter medicine and also as a dietary supplement. Although you do not need a prescription, be sure to follow the label directions carefully.Will the iodine in my regular diet or vitamin supplements protect me from radiation?
No. While the iodine in your diet may be sufficient for proper thyroid function, much, much larger amounts are needed to block radioactive iodine from lodging in your thyroid gland.Should children take Potassium Iodide?
Children are the most vulnerable to the damage caused by radioactive iodine because their thyroid glands are so active. Children throughout Eastern Europe were the ones most seriously affected by the fallout from the disaster at Chernobyl, so it is very important for children to take Potassium Iodide (KI) after a nuclear incident.Is Potassium Iodide safe to use by pregnant or nursing women?
Yes, but special caution is recommended. Do not exceed the recommended dose and do not use any longer than necessary.
Potassium Iodide (KI) is important for protecting the health of pregnant and nursing women and their babies. During pregnancy it will cross the placenta to protect the unborn baby. It also enters the mother's breast milk. However, the FDA recommends that breast-feeding babies receive their own dose, since the Potassium Iodide would not be in the breast milk immediately and the exact amount would not be known. Newborn infants are susceptible to thyroid problems so use No-Rad only as directed and for no longer than is necessary.How long should I take No-Rad?
The protective effect of No-Rad lasts for about 24 hours, so take it once each day for up to ten days. Also, follow the directions of your local health authorities. In some cases, it may not be necessary to take it for the full ten days. Each box of No-Rad contains 20 tablets, so it is a full 10-day supply for one adult or two children.Are there any side effects?
Do not use if you are allergic to iodine. The FDA estimates that just 1 person in a million may experience an adverse reaction. A few people may notice temporary concerns that are not serious, including skin rash, upset stomach, inflamed salivary glands, or a metallic taste in the mouth. In case of an allergic reaction, contact a doctor or your public health authority.Are there any people who should not use Potassium Iodide (KI)?
Anyone who is allergic to iodine should not use Potassium Iodide! Anyone with Graves disease or thyroiditis should consult a doctor, but may still take it during the all-important first few days of exposure.Can you overdose?
The side effects of Potassium Iodide (KI) usually happen only when someone takes higher doses for a longer period of time. Use No-Rad only as directed and for no longer than recommended by the local health authorities. Do not take more of it and do not take it more often. Taking more will not protect you more and may increase the risk of side effects.
Does Potassium Iodide (KI) protect from all kinds of radiation?
Potassium Iodide (KI) offers no protection from external radiation of any kind - only from the damaging effects of exposure to radioactive iodine. The greatest risk for most people after a nuclear incident, however, is from the radioactive iodine. For more complete protection government authorities recommend proper shelter and evacuation for people close the blast site.Which towns are at the greatest risk for nuclear waste transported on our highways?
Nuclear waste is transported via highways and railroads through 45 of the 48
continental United States. These are towns at the greatest risk. Do you live in one of them?
Allentown, PA - Arlington Hts., IL - Atlanta, GA - Brattleboro, VT - Charlotte, NC - Chicago, IL - Davenport, IA - Denver, CO - Des Moines, IA - Detroit, MI - Green Bay, WI - Hartford, CT - Houston, TX - Jacksonville, FL -
Kansas City, MO - Lansing, MI - Los Angeles, CA - Macon, GA - Miami, FL - Milwaukee, WI - Minneapolis, MN - New Haven, CT - Oklahoma City, OK - Phoenix, AZ - Pittsburgh, PA - Portsmouth, NH - Rockford, IL - Saint Louis, MO - Salt Lake City, UT - Springfield, IL - Tallahassee, FL - Washington, DC - Wilmington, DEAre there any nuclear reactors in my area? and is my area safe from nuclear power plant accidents like Chernobyl?
There are over 100 nuclear reactors in the United States.
As a result of a reactor accident, over 75% of the US Population will be at risk.
Isn't the government going to provide supplies of Potassium Iodide (KI) for free?
The federal government has authorized the states to provide Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets to people who live within ten miles of a nuclear reactor. Only 16 states have decided to participate and most of those do not have a reliable plan for delivering Potassium Iodide (KI) to those people in the event of an emergency. Because of bureaucratic delays it is unlikely that many people would have it when they needed it. People living outside that ten-mile area are on their own and would have a hard time finding supplies at any store. We do not recommend that you count on the government for this protection. After the scare at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the only available supplies disappeared almost overnight.Can Potassium Iodide (KI) be stockpiled for future use?
Potassium Iodide (KI) is a mineral, so it is very stable and will last a long time. No-Rad is made from pure, pharmaceutical grade Potassium Iodide (KI) and has a guaranteed shelf-life of at least 5 years. To prevent degradation from moisture or light, each tablet is individually foil-sealed. We recommend that you store No-Rad at room temperature, out of the reach of children.Where can I get additional information on the use of Potassium Iodide (KI)?
Several government and industry websites have additional details. We recommend that you check one of these sites and then search for Potassium Iodide:www.nrc.gov
(US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
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Have you ever wondered how you would protect yourself and your family in the event of a nuclear emergency?
Stock up now while supplies last. If you wait until you need it, you won't be able to get it.
Note: Potassium Iodide (KI) is approved and recommended by the FDA for use during a nuclear emergency.
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