Radiation comes in many forms, and we should try to avoid exposing our bodies to it whenever possible.
The most obvious way to protect yourself from radiation is through the use of either a military grade gas mask or a gas mask made for civilian use. In either case, you’ll have some protection from many different types of radiation handy if and when you need it.
Potassium Iodide (IOSAT)
Each standard package of IOSAT offered through Well Prepared contains a strip of 14 tablets, with each tablet containing 130 mg of potassium iodide. The tablets are double scored to split easily and cleanly into 65 mg and 32.5 mg child doses.
It’s important to note that all IOSAT is fully FDA approved for thyroid blocking in a radiation emergency.
There are many different DIY (do it yourself) methods for protecting yourself from radiation as well. We’ll be discussing these in future entries on the Well Prepared blog.