State distributing potassium iodide tablets
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Pennsylvanians living within 10 miles of one of the state's five nuclear power plants can pick up potassium iodide, or KI, tablets today from 3 to 7 p.m. during the state's annual distribution.
The tablets are available at 13 sites statewide, but only one is in Western Pennsylvania: the Beaver County State Health Center at 300 S. Walnut Lane in Beaver.
Four 65 milligram tablets will be provided to adults, with smaller doses to children. The tablets should only be taken during a radiological emergency, when directed to do so by state health officials.
People unable to get the tablets today can pick them up anytime at county or municipal health departments or state health centers.
For more information, visit www.health.state.pa.us or call 1-877-724-3258.
First Published August 9, 2012 12:00 am