[ RadSafe ] Iodine Chemistry of nuclear reactors inemergencycases

Richard Gallego rich at tgainc.com
Wed Mar 23 18:16:33 CDT 2011

I read last week online that it would take several pounds of salt per day.
I'm not sure how much you can trust media for accuracy, however.

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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Iodine Chemistry of nuclear reactors

What mass of iodized salt would one have to ingest a day to completely block
the thyroid with non-radioactive iodine and then maintain 100%  blockage? 
 (assuming everyone's metabolism and uptake mechanisms are  identical...)
Steven R. Frey, MS, CHP
South  Williamsport, PA 17702-7024
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