The Morning: jodiumpil is the farce of the year

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ASSE – The Belgian newspaper De Morgen calls the jodiumpil “now the farce of the year.” In the country the past few days, 4.6 million boxes containing ten kaliumjodidepillen of 65 milligrams distributed, on the advice of the health authorities.

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In Belgium, five locations worked with nuclear material. The best known are the nuclear power plants in doel and Tihange. Everyone in a radius of 20 km is recommended that iodine tablets in-house, as part of a new emergency plan for nuclear incidents.

The newspaper went to a pharmacy in Zoersel where towers full of boxes jodiumpillen. Almost nobody is, they come and pick it up. Each Belgian pharmacy, there must be at least 480 decrease. The pharmacist, Isabel Vreven, explains that although the tablets are intended for children and young people and pregnant women especially the elderly with questions.


“We had here in Zoersel on Tuesday, a number of tachtigplussers that their box came to claim it. Yes, it was free, everyone had the right to, or so they had on tv seen. While there actually are advised to after your fortieth no jodiumpil more to swallow. The after that age don’t really have an effect.”

A pharmacist from Asse is guided brochures confusing. His customers thought they had the pills right away had to take. “I need all the time to people to explain that they that pills do not now have to swallow, but preferably three hours for the nuclear disaster. If I then ask them how in god’s name, should be able to guess that there are about three hours of a nuclear disaster to occur, I say: yes, that is what I don’t know.”

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