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Potassium Iodide (KI) McGuire

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
Catawba 828-695-5800
Gaston 704-853-5205
Iredell 704-878-5300
Lincoln 704-736-8634
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