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Potassium Iodide (KI) Oconee

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:

Oconee - Seneca area 864-882-2245
Oconee - Walhalla area 864-638-4170
Pickens 864-898-5965
S.C. DHEC 800-476-9677

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