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Potassium Iodide

Alternate Names

KI

Description

Potassium Iodide is the dietary source of iodine and the form found in iodized table salt. Potassium iodide is also given in large doses to people living in an area that had a recent, emergency nuclear fission accident. The Iodide is able to then protect the thyroid by the excretion of iodine rather than the radioactive iodine being taken up by the thyroid.

Potassium Iodide - Quick Stats
Names

KI

Allergy Information

Uses

Anti-Caking Agent, Dough Conditioner, Nutrient

Additional Information

Most recently, Potassium Iodide has been administered to US troops within a 100 mile radius of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.



Found In

Kelp, iodized salt,

Possible Health Effects

It is a mild irritant to skin.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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