Potassium Iodide - KI Policies
In 1997 the State of Maine instituted a Potassium Iodide (KI) stockpile program for accidents at the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Maine Yankee is no longer a reason for the stockpiling of Potassium Iodide because it no longer has the radioactive Iodine that the KI is to protect your thyroid from.
The link below will take you to Maine's present KI policy. (html format)
The Federal Food and Drug Administration has its own Potassium Iodide Policy that can be found here: (15 pages in pdf format)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a policy: (3 pages in Federal Register, pdf format)
Present concerns regarding terrorism have increase people's awareness of the Potassium Iodide issue. Please follow the link below for answers to some common questions as well as some links to companies that sell potassium iodide. Potassium iodide is now available without a prescription.