Potassium Iodide (KI) is used for a
variety of things, but it’s best known for use in nuclear accidents and
emergencies as instructed by the CDC. While pills are the traditional method,
pure crystals mixed with water provide protection for the thyroid because it’s
much faster. The problem is crystals are bulk packaged in bottles and large
pouches which requires users to figure out dosing while an emergency is
happening and that makes it easy to make mistakes and add to panic. Bulk
packaging is also more susceptible to the elements and faster degradation when
stored over time.
Each pre-measured pouch
contains up to 100 Adult Doses when poured into a 16 FL OZ Bottle of water. These vacuum sealed foil pouches provide
13,000mg of pre-measured 99.8% Min USP / ACS grade Potassium Iodide. The
crystals are pulverized so they can be instantly added to a typical 16 ounce
bottle of water to create a KI solution that provides up to 100 adult doses and
can also be used for kids. The dosing instructions follow CDC guidelines for
using potassium iodide in radiation emergencies based on age. These pouches
keep KI stable for up to ten years with a suggested 5-year replenishment
Potassium Iodide should
only be used during a verified nuclear emergency within an active fallout zone.
It’s suggested to get a few 5ml oral syringes to keep with the pouch for dosing
final liquid (KI) solution. It’s also suggested to keep a sealed 16 bottle of
water with each pouch as well. Pouches should be kept in multiple places in
case of emergencies such as your home, car, camper, office, etc. These pouches
are a must for any emergency survival kit.
These aren’t just for
use in case of nuclear war, dirty bombs or terrorism, but also for people who
live near nuclear power plants or research facilities that could be damaged by
earthquakes or industrial nuclear accidents of any kind. The government
actually stockpiles pills for the public in areas near nuclear facilities, but
good luck trying to get some in an emergency. These pouches solve all the above
problems for the easiest and fastest way to use potassium iodide. One pouch is
enough to protect a small neighborhood.
how KI works: The thyroid gland cannot tell the difference between stable and
radioactive iodine. It will absorb both. KI (potassium iodide) blocks
radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid. When a person takes KI, the
stable iodine in the medicine gets absorbed by the thyroid. Because KI contains
so much stable iodine, the thyroid gland becomes “full” and cannot absorb any
more iodine whether stable or radioactive for the 24 hours.
Warnings: Only use in a verified Nuclear Emergency as reported by your local
officials! Keep out of reach from children. Women who are breastfeeding
should take only one dose of KI (potassium iodide) if they have been internally
contaminated with (or are likely to be internally contaminated with)
radioactive iodine. They should be prioritized to receive other protective
action measures.Infants (particularly newborns) should receive a single dose of
KI. More than a single dose may lead to later problems with normal development.
Other protective measures should be used. Do not take if allergic to
Directions: During a verified nuclear fallout emergency,
open pouch and mix into a 16 floz bottle of water. Shake until dissolved and
dose with teaspoon, dose cup or syringe. After thoroughly mixing in water
use final solution as follows every 24 hours:
Adult Dose (18 and up or
over 150 lbs) - 5 ml / 1 tsp = 130 mg
Child Dose (3 – 17 yrs)
– 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp = 65 mg
Under 3 yrs – 1.25 ml /
1/4 tsp = 32 mg
Under 2 months should
only get 1 dose ONLY.
Ingredients: 13 grams (13,000mg) of 99.8%
(KI) Potassium Iodide UPS.
NOTE: After solution has been made by mixing with
water, discard left over solution after 7 days. Store water solution in
refrigerator if possible or at least keep in cool dark area.
NOTICE: For people who seem confused - This pouch
makes 100 adult doses of potassium iodide for emergency use only. The pouch
contains 13 Grams of Potassium Iodide (KI) which equals (13,000 Milligrams).
One adult dose of (KI) is only 130mg. During a verified nuclear emergency, you
pour the entire contents of the pouch (13,000 mg) into a 16 OZ bottle of water
and shake until dissolved. Then use the water based liquid solution of KI to
give out doses. Adults get (one teaspoon) of the liquid solution per 24 hours.
The doses are on package and at the bottom of this listing for adults, kids and