In case of a nuclear accident, radioactive iodine may be released. This can enter the body through the airways or via contaminated food. The thyroid gland absorbs this iodine, which leads to an irradiation 'from the inside'. The chance of cancer or other disorders then increases.
By taking stable, non-radioactive iodine at the right time, you ensure that your thyroid gland is already saturated and no longer absorbs radioactive iodine. However, iodine tablets do not provide protection against other radioactive substances. That is why it is necessary for you to be able to take shelter quickly.
Stable and radioactive iodineWhy do I have to take iodine tablets?
For whom ?Who has to take iodine tablets? From what age and until what age?
When should you take them?Never take iodine tablets on your own initiative.
Get iodine tablets from the pharmacyDo you have to get iodine tablets from the pharmacy?
For communitiesHave a stock of stable iodine tablets as a company or organisation
DosageFollow the recommended dosage.