Web links for important documents about potassium iodide

By July 15, 2012Potassium Iodide (KI)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
Potassium Iodide Frequently Asked Questions

Final Text of NRC Ruling NRC 10 CFR Part 50 (RIN 3150-AG11)
Consideration of Potassium Iodide in Emergency Plans
Federal Register, January 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 13)
Rules and Regulations, pages 5427-5440 [DOCID:fr19ja01-1]http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/fr/2001/20010109part2.html

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research:
Radiation Emergencies

Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide (KI)

Home Preparation Procedure for Emergency Administration of Potassium Iodide Tablets to Infants and Small Children

Guidance for Industry: KI in Radiation Emergencies–Questions and Answers
(explaining flexibility in KI dosing guidelines)

Guidance: Potassium Iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies

U.S. Congress:
Section 127 (Potassium Iodide) of H.R. 3448,
the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
(Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate), enacted June 12, 2002

Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Search for Bill Number “HR 3448” in the 107th Congress. Choose Version 3 (“H.R.3448.ENR”). Once in the bill, choose “Sec. 127, Potassium Iodide.”

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP):
These and other reports are available for purchase at http://www.ncrppublications.org:

“Management of Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Material”
(Report #138, published 2001; abstract and press release may be read on the NCRP site)

“Induction of Thyroid Cancer by Ionizing Radiation”
(Report #80, published 1985; abstract may be read on the NCRP site)

“Protection of the Thyroid Gland in the Event of Releases of Radioiodine”
(Report #55, published 1977)

United Nations:
United Nations Press Release GA/9718
UNSCEAR Focuses On Chernobyl Accident in General Assembly Report

World Health Organization:
Guidelines for Iodine Prophylaxis following Nuclear Accidents (PDF File)

British National Radiation Protection Board:
Stable Iodine Prophylaxis: Recommendations of the 2nd UK Working Group
on Stable Iodine Prophylaxis

Potassium Iodide (KI) Information on the ATA Site

Questions and answers about potassium iodide (KI)

American Thyroid Association endorses potassium iodide for radiation emergencies

Editorial: “Say yes to potassium iodide,” by Peter G. Crane, reprinted from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
February 14, 2002

Web links for state information about potassium iodide