Radiation Dilemma: Resources

Yesterday the US Surgeon General said: Get iodide. It’s a worthy precaution. But don’t take it yet. Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health says: Don’t take iodide. Here’s their new site of FAQ on radiation in California.

The situation continues to worsen in Japan, and an MIT CNN commenter last night was . Thousands are fleeing Japan by any means necessary.

The CDC, still not very helpful, states that if you have a thyroid condition, an allergy, or are over 40, you should not take iodide. Here’s the FDA on the subject. Old (2001) but evidence-based.

This morning, Japan raised the max radiation dose acceptable for nuclear workers to 250 millisieverts from 100 millisieverts, describing the move as “unavoidable due to the circumstances,” AP reports. Last check: 3/16/11 at 7am PST.

Stay tuned.