If there is a "nuclear event" and you are down-wind, you need to take KIO3 before the radioactive plume reaches you.
If you do not have KIO3 at the time of the event, then it is most
likely too late to take a thyroid blocker unless the authorities can
reach you with the proper dose during fallout conditions.
KIO3 is a thyroid blocker and is used world-wide to help
prevent radioactive damage to the thyroid in the event nuclear
If a nuclear bomb detonates or a nuclear power plant is compromised or
has a melt-down, then radioactive iodine is always released into the air
Radioactive Iodine (I-131) can destroy the thyroid of humans and
animals. Even small amounts of I-131 can cause cancer of the thyroid.
By taking KIO3, or anti-radiation tablets, the thyroid becomes saturated with "good iodine" and
cannot absorb the "bad iodine" I-131.
Yes, animals or pets can take KIO3 too.
Take these 170mg tables only as directed by authorities or if radioactive fallout is imminent. Keep out of reach of children.
WARNING: See your physician before taking KIO3 if you have iodine allegies, dermatitis, vasculitis, thyroid disease or kidney problems.