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Potassium Iodide (KI) Catawba

Potassium iodide, also known as KI, is a non-prescription drug that may prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine. KI is one protective action that might be recommended during a nuclear emergency. KI is available to Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) residents at no cost through county health departments. It should only be taken at the direction of public health officials. For more information on KI, contact your county health department:

Mecklenburg 3-1-1
Gaston 704-853-5205
York - Rock Hill office 803-909-7300
York - York office 803-684-7004
S.C. DHEC 800-476-9677
For more online KI information, visit:
North Carolina http://www.ncpublichealth.com/
South Carolina http://www.scdhec.gov/