Update Japan and Fallout: Surgeon General says “BUY IODIDE”

Posted: March 16, 2011 in Government, USA
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Conflicting stories? this is what I can’t understand…why are the higher ups so against people preparing? Not “well we don’t think it is necessary, but it wouldn’t hurt”. No, it’s getting to the point of “DON’T BUY”. Seriously their reason is “because the iodide could possibly cause an allergic reaction or be harmful”. So it’s best to get nuclear fallout radiation instead? Are these officials serious? Is the normal human dumb enough to believe these fools? Look if you are trying to avoid fallout, you’re not going to give two shits if your body doesn’t react well to the pills, you’re going to be happy it’s reacting at all and not rotting in the ground from nuclear fallout DEATH!

Simply to avoid allergy issues, speak with a doctor. It’s as simply as that. Surgeon General seems to be getting alot of flack for simply telling the American public it is okay to prepare.

Surgeon General: Buying Iodide a “Precaution”

Conflicting messages appear in the effort to buy iodide tablets

By LORI PREUITT

The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests.

State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn’t necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy “precaution.”

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin was in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin said although she wasn’t aware of people stocking up, she did not think that would be an overreaction. She said it was right to be prepared.

On the other side of the issue is Kelly Huston of the California Emergency Management Agency. Huston said state officials, along with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the California Energy Commission, were monitoring the situation and said people don’t need to buy the pills.

Rest of story and video here:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Surgeon-General-Buying-Iodine-Appropriate-118031559.html

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