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Threshold Thyroid Radioactive Exposures and 
Recommended Doses of KI for Different Risk Groups

 Predicted Thyroid exposure(cGy)KI dose (mg)# of 130 mg tablets# of 65 mg tablets
Adults over 40 yrs>50013012
Adults over 18 through 40 yrs>10
Pregnant or lactating women> 5
Adoles. over 12 through 18 yrs*651/21
Children over 3 through 12 yrs
Over 1 month through 3 years321/41/2
Birth through 1 month161/81/4

(The tabled information is provided courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission).

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Potassium Iodide

In Canada, Health Canada, or in the United States, the FDA, is the Federal agency responsible for decisions about appropriate thresholds and dosages for use of potassium iodide:

What is potassium iodide?

Potassium iodide is a salt, similar to table salt.  Its chemical symbol is KI.  It is routinely added to table salt to make it 'iodized'. Potassium iodide,if taken in time and at the appropriate dosage, blocks the thyroid gland's uptake of radioactive iodine and thus could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might otherwise be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine that could be dispersed by a terrorist activity or nuclear accident.

What is the role of potassium iodide in radiological emergency preparedness?

The purpose of radiological emergency preparedness is to protect people from the effects of radiation exposure after a dirty bomb or accident at a nuclear power plant.  Evacuation is the most effective protective measure in the event of a radiological emergency because it protects the whole body (including the thyroid gland and other organs) from all radionuclides and all exposure pathways.  However, in situations when evacuation is not feasible and in-place sheltering is substituted as an effective protective action, administering potassium iodide is a reasonable, prudent, and inexpensive supplement to evacuation and sheltering.

Potassium iodide is a special kind of protective measure in that it offers very specialized protection.  Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland against internal uptake of radioiodines that may be released in the unlikely event of nuclear exposure.

What is the benefit of taking potassium iodide during a radiological accident?

When potassium iodide is ingested, it is taken up by the thyroid gland.  In the proper dosage, and taken at the appropriate time, it will effectively saturate the thyroid gland in such a way that inhaled or ingested radioactive iodines will not be accumulated in the thyroid gland.  The risk of thyroid effects is reduced.  Such thyroid effects resulting from radioiodine uptakes due to inhalation or ingestion, or both, could result in acute, chronic, and delayed effects.  Acute effects from high doses include thyroiditis, while chronic and delayed effects include hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.

Can individual members of the public obtain potassium iodide?

Health Canada has approved potassium iodide as an over-the-counter medication.  As with any medication, individuals should check with their doctor or pharmacist before using it.

What are the recommended dosages of potassium iodide?

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First Responder / Military / Medical Radiation Shielding The products listed below are made with Demron™ fabric, a patented material that is recognized as the world’s first and only nuclear-radiation-blocking, chemical, biological, flame protection fabric.  Products made with Demron are currently deployed worldwide by NATO, NASA, the National Guard, US Navy, UAE and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others.  Scientists have selected it for thermo-mechanical suits for future space travel.Demron consists of an advanced radiopaque nanopolymeric compound fused between layers of fabric that uniquely protect against X-ray, low-energy Gamma, particle ionizing and nuclear emissions.  No toxins, PVC or lead are used, making the garments safe, user-friendly, washable, environment-friendly and disposable without restriction. Unlike traditional nuclear suits, the garments are cool, lightweight, flexible and foldable.  Since they do not crack when bent or folded, unique designs are possible.  The garments can be worn alone, or in conjunction with JSLIST protective clothing.  By protecting against ionizing radiation, Demron represents the new standard in personal radiation protection. It is therefore with confidence that military, first responder or medical personnel worldwide can use these products. Prices are in Canadian dollars.  Volume order discounts are available.     No other products offer such a range of full body protection DEMRON™ High Energy Nuclear / Ballistic IED RDD Shield Made with Demron-W, NFPA Class 2 Certified for 1994-2007 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism incidents High Gamma Energy suppresion, Cs 137 reduction up to 70% Unsurpassed Fragmentation Protection (V50 rating of >5426 ft/s for 2gr, 5234ft/s for 4gr, >4866ft/s for 16gr, 3952ft/s for 17gr, 22721ft/s for 64gr and 1979ft/s 9mm) Level IIIA ballistic protection STD 0101.04 Reduces RF transmission Shield can be used as a supression blanket for IED's, RDD's, and RAD's 1000 denier Cordura outer covering, high strength abrasion, flame and acid resistant outershell Easily deployed in field, has handles for ease of use, is flexible. 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The Demron™ torso vest is constructed with two layers of Demron™ fabric, providing increased shielding to the vital organs. The vest ensemble includes a removal thyroid protector, as well as groin protection to provide shielding to the reproductive organs. The Demron™ torso vest can be worn under most level A, B, and C protective suits. Color: Black Price: $675.00  
Bottle of 200 Tablets coated Radblock Potassium Iodide   65 mg . tablets RadBlock 200s Click here for to buy our newest batch Expiry March 2029 RadBlock (RadBlock™) Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets are approved by Health Canada for use in radiation emergencies involving radioactive iodine. The tablets, if taken when advised by health officials in a radiation emergency, saturate the thyroid with healthy, stable iodine, and thus block the uptake of dangerous, cancer causing radioactive iodine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that parents, schools and childcare centers within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant or depot have ready access to potassium iodide tablets. The tablets can help protect children against thyroid cancer in the event of radiation exposure. In a disaster, the health system might not be able to keep up. You owe it to yourself and loved ones to be prepared. Frequently Asked Questions About Potassium Iodide What is potassium iodide? Potassium iodide is a salt, similar to table salt. Its chemical symbol is KI. It is routinely added to table salt to make it 'iodized'. Potassium iodide, if taken in time and at the appropriate dosage, blocks the thyroid gland's uptake of radioactive iodine and thus could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might otherwise be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine that could be dispersed in a severe nuclear accident. What is the role of potassium iodide in radiological emergency preparedness? The purpose of radiological emergency preparedness is to protect people from the effects of radiation exposure after a dirty bomb or accident at a nuclear power plant. Evacuation is the most effective protective measure in the event of a radiological emergency because it protects the whole body (including the thyroid gland and other organs) from all radionuclides and all exposure pathways. However, in situations when evacuation is not feasible and in- place sheltering is substituted as an effective protective action, administering potassium iodide is a reasonable, prudent, and inexpensive supplement to evacuation and sheltering. Potassium iodide is a special kind of protective measure in that it offers very specialized protection. Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland against internal uptake of radioiodines that may be released in the unlikely event of nuclear exposure. What is the benefit of taking potassium iodide during a radiological accident? When potassium iodide is ingested, it is taken up by the thyroid gland. In the proper dosage, and taken at the appropriate time, it will effectively saturate the thyroid gland in such a way that inhaled or ingested radioactive iodines will not be accumulated in the thyroid gland. The risk of thyroid effects is reduced. Such thyroid effects resulting from radioiodine uptakes due to inhalation or ingestion, or both, could result in acute, chronic, and delayed effects. Acute effects from high doses include thyroiditis, while chronic and delayed effects include hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Can individual members of the public obtain potassium iodide? Health Canada has approved potassium iodide as an over- the- counter medication. As with any medication, individuals should check with their doctor or pharmacist before using it. What are the recommended dosages of potassium iodide? In Canada, Health Canada, or in the United States, the FDA, is the Federal agency responsible for decisions about appropriate thresholds and dosages for use of potassium iodide. Canadian potassium iodide manufacturer, Health Canada approved, Toronto (The tabled information is provided courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ).
       First Responder / Military / Medical Radiation Shielding
   
The products listed below are made with Demron™ fabric, a patented material that is recognized as the world’s first and only nuclear-radiation-blocking, chemical, biological, flame protection fabric.  Products made with Demron are currently deployed worldwide by NATO, NASA, the National Guard, US Navy, UAE and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others.  Scientists have selected it for thermo-mechanical suits for future space travel.Demron consists of an advanced radiopaque nanopolymeric compound fused between layers of fabric that uniquely protect against X-ray, low-energy Gamma, particle ionizing and nuclear emissions.  No toxins, PVC or lead are used, making the garments safe, user-friendly, washable, environment-friendly and disposable without restriction. Unlike traditional nuclear suits, the garments are cool, lightweight, flexible and foldable.  Since they do not crack when bent or folded, unique designs are possible.  The garments can be worn alone, or in conjunction with JSLIST protective clothing.  By protecting against ionizing radiation, Demron represents the new standard in personal radiation protection. It is therefore with confidence that military, first responder or medical personnel worldwide can use these products. Prices are in Canadian dollars.  Volume order discounts are available.     No other products offer such a range of full body protection
DEMRON™ High Energy Nuclear / Ballistic IED RDD Shield
  • Made with Demron-W, NFPA Class 2 Certified for 1994-2007 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism incidents
  • High Gamma Energy suppresion, Cs 137 reduction up to 70%
  • Unsurpassed Fragmentation Protection (V50 rating of >5426 ft/s for 2gr, 5234ft/s for 4gr, >4866ft/s for 16gr, 3952ft/s for 17gr, 22721ft/s for 64gr and 1979ft/s 9mm)
  • Level IIIA ballistic protection STD 0101.04
  • Reduces RF transmission
  • Shield can be used as a supression blanket for IED's, RDD's, and RAD's
  • 1000 denier Cordura outer covering, high strength abrasion, flame and acid resistant outershell
  • Easily deployed in field, has handles for ease of use, is flexible.
Standard Colors:  Black and RedStandard Size:  36" x 30" (custom sizes available) Price: $10,000.00  
Note: The image to the left shows both the suit and the shield, each sold separately.
DEMRON™ FULL BODY SUITThe Demron™ coverall is constructed with an integrated hood, heat sealed seams, and seam seal tape for added protection. Tailored for evacuation in a dispersed low energy environment. The Demron™ Radiation Protection Suit is a full body suit complete with an integrated hood, heat-sealed seams, and seam seal tape for added protection. The suit was engineered to provide protection during the evacuation of a dirty bomb. Due to advanced molecular design, the Demron™ coverall allows for better heat dissipation than other impermeable protective fabrics, providing the user with a cooler core environment. The suit is an excellent shield of high-energy beta particles, such as those emitted from Strontium-90, and provides at least 50% shielding of gamma rays up to 130 Kev. Price: $1,750.00  
DEMRON™ HIGH-ENERGY NUCLEAR SUPPRESSION BLANKETThe Demron™ Suppression Blanket is a portable shield offering protection from contained high energy sources. Tailored for Nondispersed Nuclear Containment. The Demron™ Suppression blanket is a portable shield offering protection from contained high-energy sources. The suppression blanket can be used to cover an undetonated dirty bomb, radiological dispersal device(RDD), or spill. The blanket is strong, durable, and is designed to reduce emissions from high-energy gamma sources, such as Cesium-137, and neutron sources, such as Americium-Beryllium. Price: $8,125.00  
  DEMRON™ TWO-PLY TORSO VESTThe Demron™ Two-Ply Radiation Torso Vest has been tested by the Department of Energy, and confirmed to be effective in shielding for various forms or ionizing radiation. The specific molecular engineering of the Demron™ compound provides protection against X-Ray and low energy Gamma emissions, as well as high and low energy Beta and Alpha particles. The Demron™ torso vest is constructed with two layers of Demron™ fabric, providing increased shielding to the vital organs. The vest ensemble includes a removal thyroid protector, as well as groin protection to provide shielding to the reproductive organs. The Demron™ torso vest can be worn under most level A, B, and C protective suits. Color: Black Price: $875.00  
  DEMRON™ ONE-PLY TORSO VESTThe Demron™ One-Ply Radiation Torso Vest has been tested by the Department of Energy, and confirmed to be effective in shielding for various forms or ionizing radiation. The specific molecular engineering of the Demron™ compound provides protection against X-Ray and low energy Gamma emissions, as well as high and low energy Beta and Alpha particles. The Demron™ torso vest is constructed with two layers of Demron™ fabric, providing increased shielding to the vital organs. The vest ensemble includes a removal thyroid protector, as well as groin protection to provide shielding to the reproductive organs. The Demron™ torso vest can be worn under most level A, B, and C protective suits. Color: Black Price: $675.00  

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