Whoever thought this day would come? Not me, I gotta tell ya that.
I’m known for keeping a cool head when it comes to meeting challenges. I also make it a practice to avoid talking about health issues. But in shades of school kids being taught to hide under their desks whenever a plane went overhead during the 1950s cold war, I took delivery this week of Radlock K1 pills. They’re intended for use in nuclear emergencies involving the release of radioiodine and they're supposed to keep your immune system safe from radiation. Their purpose is to protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine that may be released into the air in the event of a radiological emergency. In very small quantities, it is an essential nutrient for your thyroid gland to function properly. In the event of a nuclear emergency, KI is effective in reducing the threat of thyroid cancer to residents at risk of inhaling or ingesting radioactive iodine.
So, why did I order these pills? Well, I’m of the opinion that Vlad Putin is just crazy enough to start lobbing nukes at North America unless he gets his way in Ukraine. He’s already sent warnings that foreign intervention in his war will result in lightning fast retaliation. “We have all the instruments to respond that no one can boast of,” he stated in what has widely been seen as an allusion to Russia’s arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. “We’re going to use them if we have to,” he added.
Strictly speaking, Ukraine’s problems are not our problems. But should we get caught in the cross-fire, I don’t want to be a statistic. So, if we get attacked, I’ll take one dose as soon as possible after exposure for every 24 hours, until the risk of exposure to radiation from inhalation or ingestion no longer exists. Apparently you take these things with a full glass of liquid to help reduce stomach upset: the tablets can be crushed and mixed with water, milk, juice, broth, flat soda, low fat chocolate milk, jam, etc., just as long as the full dose is taken.
I had to go to the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station website to get info on where to get pills (had I lived within 50kms of their reactor, I could have received pills for free. Instead, it cost me $100.). Will they work? Who knows. But seems to me it’s better than sitting around doing nothing.
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