More Radiation Panic

As I predicted: more people are going to be hurt by iodine than by radiation. I really really should be selling placebos. (Or red wine. See this post)

As workers struggle to contain the fallout from the crippled nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, people as far away as Illinois are calling public health officials in a state of panic.

They are hoping to get their hands on potassium iodide pills to protect them from radiation — despite warnings that, in the absence of a real nuclear threat, taking the medicine is riskier than doing nothing.

NewsDaily: Special Report: Radiation fears may be greatly exaggerated

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.  ~Arnold Glasow

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