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22 Comments!

  1. mojo
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 7:45 am |

    5 lb. bag of Iodized salt, anyone?

  2. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 7:51 am |

    Side effect: Iodine-colored epidermis…

  3. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:05 am |

    My mom ( and her peers in the olden daze ) used to put iodine in their baby oil to suntan………..

  4. Kristopher
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:17 am |

    Suckered.

    Over a hundred surface nukes were set off in the American SW after WWII, and I don’t see evidence of giant Mutant Cockroaches battling colander-faced Road Warriors for supremacy over the radioactive wastelands.

  5. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:22 am |

    Is it just the iodine they are claiming is needed? Because there are Kelp suppliments that have a good amount of Iodine.

  6. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:32 am |

    Suckered

    LOL! Okie-dokie.

  7. Claire, Unreasonable, Ideologically Stubborn Ruralite
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:39 am |

    According to some, USAmericans don’t generally get enough iodine in our diet. It’s good for energy ‘n’ stuff.

  8. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:28 am |

    So I have more than one firearm for self defense that I have never had to fire in self defense.

    Does that make me a sucker?

  9. Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:46 am |

    I’d rather have it and not need it than the other way around.

  10. apotheosis
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:52 am |

    Americans get more than enough iodine, courtesy of their habit of dumping iodized salt on everything. Unless you’re one of those weirdos like me who rarely if ever use salt, and then it’s generally kosher.

    Please, read about the potential side effects of that stuff and seriously consider whether it’s a good idea at this point.

  11. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:52 am |

    Thank you, Stilton.

  12. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    apo…I’m not going to fucking take it until my friends in the REALLY know tell me to.

    I have friends who will REALLY know………

    And I’m a weirdo that only uses kosher salt :)

  13. apotheosis
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 10:55 am |

    Tried Himalayan pink salt? Good stuff.

  14. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 11:00 am |

    I have a bunch of different kinds.

    I find I really only use salt on tomato spaghetti sauce on a regular basis tho.

  15. DoubleU
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 11:00 am |

    I AM RADIOACTIVE!

  16. mojo
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 11:05 am |

    Better investment: a good dosimeter

  17. John A
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 11:59 am |

    apotheosis, yes, our table salt does have iodine to prevent thyroid problems – has for decades if not generations. Which seems not to be known to the crowd who want to remove our table salt AS WELL AS the [excess?] non-iodised salt used for “processed” foods.

    Sea salt, and I suspect kosher salt, has enough natural iodine included with adding more.

    Not enough to offer protection against radioactive iodine – but then, that has an 8-day half-life essentially disappearing in about three weeks. And no protection against the radiaoctive Cesium isotope[s] which are far more dangerous for far longer.

    Anyhoo, no-one living more than a few miles from even a forty-year-old civilian reactor has much to worry about. Some military reactors – darn few, but some – may be more of a problem. E.g. Chernobyl, which was essentially a military reactor that supplied power to the civilian grid, among other problems did not have a containment vessel/building – so chemical explosions, like those in Japan this week, actually blew the reactor itself and a sizeable part of its contents into the atmosphere where it spread: this will not happen in Japan. The closest thing to a release-from-containment there is the “spent” fuel-rod storage, the casings may [sort of] rust and leak small amounts – again, though, not likely to get far from the site.

  18. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm |

    USMC taught me that the best protection is to make the OTHER MFCS radioactive!

  19. DougM
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm |

    Do not take these supplements unless actually exposed to radiation. Get a doctor’s guidance. ODing is baad, m’kay?
    It’s more useful to youngsters than adults, anyway, since it’s a duration/accumulation issue.

    My stove-top shelf holds regular, kosher, and sea salt.
    Why?
    Dunno.
    Prob’ly the same reason my armory looks like it does.

    Oh, and what ColJ said.
    I spent my whole AF career trying to keep the Sovs from nuking the crap out’a us.

  20. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm |

    Iodide my hair if I had any.

  21. mech
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm |

    Do they taste like sweet tarts?

    That may be a good indication if you got a good deal. . .

  22. mojo
    Posted March 18, 2011 at 6:58 am |

    “8 day half-life”

    Translation: radioactive as a motherf***er, but not for long.

    Not necessarily a good thing.