Workers at Fukushima Daiichi suffered side effects after taking potassium iodide

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TEPCO released some more information regarding the Potassium Iodide pills that were handed out after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  This week Japanese newspapers released information showing that over 17,500 pills had been provided to 2,000 workers, even though many more workers were on-site and there were an additional 12,500 pills available in on-site storage.

While the average worker received 20 tablets in total, some cases required extra pills to be provided in certain cases.    At least one worker had taken over 85 tablets.

However after testing 229 workers that had taken over 20 tablets, Hiroshi Kikuchi reported to the Office of Nuclear Safety that some of the workers between the age of 20 and 30 and shown thyroid hormone levels that were lower than normal.

Source: Yomiuri

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