American Thyroid Association Scientific Statement on the Use of Potassium Iodide Ingestion in a Nuclear Emergency.

Thyroid 2017 07 21;27(7):865-877. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

13 Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University , Chicago, Illinois.

This document serves to summarize the issues and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) position regarding the use of potassium iodide as a thyroid blocking agent in the event of a nuclear accident. The purpose is to provide a review and updated position statement regarding the advanced distribution, stockpiling, and availability of potassium iodide in the event of nuclear radiation emergencies in the United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/thy.2017.0054DOI Listing
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July 2017
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