KI Tablets Handed Out In Tilbury and Wheatley

 

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is now handing out potassium iodine tablets to residents primarily in West Kent and the Rondeau Park area in the event of a nuclear disaster in the US.

The pills reduce or block radioactive iodine taken into the thyroid if the correct dose is consumed right before or during exposure to airborne radioactive iodine.

Only those residents who are within an 80 kilometer radius of Michigan’s Fermi plant and two Ohio plants are eligible.

The pills will be handed out in Wheatley today at the public library, and the municipal office in Tilbury tomorrow.

Full KI Tablet Distribution Schedule:

TILBURY
Thursday, December 5, 2019 1pm – 4pm Tilbury Municipal Office
Saturday, December 7, 2019 9am – 12pm Tilbury Community Centre (Arena)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1pm – 4pm Tilbury Municipal Office
Thursday, December 12, 2019 9am – 12pm Tilbury Municipal Office
WHEATLEY
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10am – 2pm CK Public Library – Wheatley Branch
Saturday, December 7, 2019 1pm – 4pm Wheatley Arena
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9am – 12pm CK Public Library – Wheatley Branch
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10am – 2pm CK Public Library – Wheatley Branch