Potassium Iodide (KI)

In the event of a radiation emergency or accident that involves a release of radioactive Iodine, Potassium Iodide (KI) may be used to help prevent the risk of thyroid cancer. Local and state officials may ask citizens to evacuate or shelter-in-place as the primary public safety measure and use Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets as a supplemental protective measure in addition to evacuation or shelter-in-place.

Additional Potassium Iodide Links

For more information regarding South Carolina's KI policy or the state's radiological emergency response plans, contact:

Nuclear Response Section (NRS)
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
Nuclear Response and Emergency Environmental Surveillance
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 1-844-RAD-RESP (1-844-723-7377)


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